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Pandemic Unemployment numbers in Galway continue to fall

The number of people receiving pandemic unemployment in Galway has continued to show moderate declines after turning around last week.There are 25,304 people in...

Galway TD criticises “unacceptable” 3,000 Community Employment scheme vacancies

Delays in referrals and a problems with allowing over 55s have lead to thousands of vacancies on Community Employment Schemes Galway TD Seán Canney...

Pandemic Unemployment numbers drop for first time this year

The number of people receiving pandemic unemployment payments in Galway has dropped for the first time since the start of 2021.There are 25,496 people...

Kerrane dismisses new payment for 65 year olds before pension as “name change”

Galway TD Claire Kerrane has harshly criticised the new social welfare payment for older people not eligible for a pension yet as "nothing more...

Growth of pandemic unemployment numbers levelling off in Galway

The number of people coming onto pandemic unemployment payment scheme in Galway is levelling off as numbers continue to increase, but at a slower...

Dog owners urged to be responsible during lambing season

Dog owners are being urged to remember how vulnerable sheep are to dog attacks - especially during lambing season. Highlighting the issue, Minister Heather Humphreys...

Slight increase in Galway workers receiving PUP this week

The number of people in Galway receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has increased slightly this week - but there has been an overall decrease...

25,130 Galway workers to receive PUP this week

Pandemic Unemployment Payments will be paid to 25,130 workers in Galway this week - an increase of 777 since last week.The number of people...

13.45% rise Pandemic Unemployment Payments in Galway

The number of people in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment in Galway went up by 13.45% in the past week amid the ongoing...

Galway receives €150k boost for outdoor recreation amenities

People who enjoy the incredible outdoors of the west of Ireland will be glad to hear that almost €150,000 in funding has been allocated...

More than 3,000 join pandemic unemployment in Galway

More than 3,000 people in Galway went onto the pandemic unemployment payment this week according to the latest department figures.PUP payments were made to...

Over 18,000 people receive PUP today in Galway

Over 18,000 people are receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment across Galway today.Just two weeks ago on 22 December, the number of people in receipt...

New Board appointed to Western Development Commission

The appointment of a new Board to the Western Development Commission (WDC) has been announced. The WDC was set up in 1999 to promote and...

Minister Humphreys assures TidyTowns groups that competition will go ahead in 2021

Minister Heather Humphreys has assured local groups involved in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition that next year's competition will go ahead despite Covid-19. A record 924...

Almost 1,500 more Galway workers receiving PUP this week

Almost 1,500 more workers in Galway will receive a Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, as the number of people across the country receiving payments...

Libraries to receive over €700,000 to help reach marginalised groups

Ireland's libraries have been awarded €713,000 in funding to help people who are older or marginalised, or have a disability, to make greater use...

Minimum wage to increase in January after government approval

The National Minimum Wage will go up to €10.20 per hour from 1 January 2021 after the government approved the increase today.This increase of 10c...

Two islands to benefit from over €190,000 in grants

Two Galway islands will benefit from over €190,000 in grants announced today by the Department of Rural and Community Development.Inis Mór and Inishbofin as...

More than 650 fewer people on pandemic unemployment in Galway

There were 652 people receiving pandemic unemployment payments in Galway this week compared with the week before, as more people return to work.Pandemic Unemployment...

Galway charities awarded €750k under COVID-19 Stability Fund

Charities and community groups in Galway have been awarded almost €750,000 in the latest tranche of funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund.This week, Minister...
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