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# galway-city-council - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties

The Mayor of Galway said that gardaí would be passing the details of students who have house parties to colleges.

# galway-city-council - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# galway-city-council - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown

Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'People come for the atmosphere': Galway's buskers and businesses clash over new rules on street performing

The new bylaws were introduced by Galway County Council.

# galway-city-council - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'

The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.

# galway-city-council - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

GCC passed a motion last night calling on RTÉ not to broadcast the contest.

# galway-city-council - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Appeal lodged after council rejects plan for a penguinarium in Galway

Galway Atlantaquaria is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

# galway-city-council - Friday 20 July, 2018

'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation

The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.

# galway-city-council - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'

The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Galway deals with the aftermath after 'unprecedented' floods hit the city

Locals have been critical of the council’s response yesterday.

# galway-city-council - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Vague and poorly written': Galway buskers are irate at council plans for new restrictions

Galway City Council has opened a public consultation for people to have their say on proposed new bye-laws.

# galway-city-council - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

# galway-city-council - Monday 20 February, 2017

# galway-city-council - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

# galway-city-council - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Family of former journalist found dead on eviction day still looking for answers

Bríd Cummins was due to be evicted from her Galway home on the day her body was found.

# galway-city-council - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Galway City Council has given this young woman 'a choice of a nursing home or hospital'

Maggie has been in hospital for over 2 and a half years but she can’t leave because she’s waiting for Galway City Council to do an extension on her home that she desperately needs.

# galway-city-council - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Galway event promoter pays litter fine entirely in 1c and 2c coins It Makes Cents

Galway event promoter pays litter fine entirely in 1c and 2c coins

That’s 150 smackeroonies. In coppers.

# galway-city-council - Friday 19 July, 2013

Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad

Enda Kenny has nominated Hildegarde Naughton to replace Martin McAleese in the upper house.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

City Councillors vote to ban rickshaws from streets of Galway

Claims that rickshaws are “too dangerous” and the streets of Galway are “too narrow” have been rubbished by a legal operator of the bike taxis.

# galway-city-council - Monday 11 February, 2013

Disruptions at Dublin and Galway council meetings over property tax

Meetings of South Dublin and Fingal county councils, and of Galway City Council, were interrupted by protestors.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Galway City Council refuse trucks repossessed

The trucks leased by Holden Plant Hire have been taken back from the council, it said today.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK

The British Public Fundraising Regulatory Association updates list of rules which target ‘chuggers’ – but no such moves are yet afoot in Ireland.

# galway-city-council - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# galway-city-council - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?

A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue

Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.

# galway-city-council - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Galway City Council to pay €1.5 million in legal costs over Eyre Square row

A local councillor has told that the redevelopment became a gravy train for legal advisors after the council ended up in the Supreme Court and arbitration.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project

Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.

# galway-city-council - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Galway Mayor had 'no misunderstanding' over Norris vote, claims FF cllr

Former mayor Michael Crowe says Hildegarde Naughton understood fully that she was blocking David Norris’s address.

# galway-city-council - Monday 11 July, 2011

Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake

The mayor of Galway said that voting not to allow Sen David Norris to address to Galway city council this September was a mistake – and vowed to attempt reversing the decision.

David Norris blocked from addressing Galway city council

Mayor Hildegard Naughton cast the deciding vote against the motion to allow Senator David Norris to address the council this September.