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# galway-city-council - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Galway City Council closes off 'Middle Arch' due to concerns over gatherings
# Middle Arch
# Middle Arch

Galway City Council closes off 'Middle Arch' due to concerns over gatherings

May 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 29,503 Views 16 Comments

The Council has said that the area will remain closed for several weeks.

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

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

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

Sep 30th 2020, 12:28 PM 28,946 Views 18 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,137 Views 46 Comments

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
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

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

Apr 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 84,507 Views 64 Comments

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
# Busking
# Busking

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

Sep 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 29,494 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 29,705 Views 48 Comments

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
# Boycott Eurovision
# Boycott Eurovision

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

May 14th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,792 Views 115 Comments

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
# Salthill
# Salthill

Appeal lodged after council rejects plan for a penguinarium in Galway

Mar 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 17,413 Views 16 Comments

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
# Housing Issues
# Housing Issues

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

Jul 20th 2018, 11:00 AM 27,457 Views 75 Comments

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'
# Tuam
# Tuam

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

Apr 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 14,201 Views 17 Comments

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
# Flooding
# Flooding

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

Jan 3rd 2018, 9:46 AM 56,966 Views 28 Comments

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
# City Centre
# City Centre

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

Nov 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 18,368 Views 37 Comments

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
# Catherine Corless

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 43,352 Views 56 Comments

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 investigating allegations staff were gifted social housing
# Galway
# Galway

Galway City Council investigating allegations staff were gifted social housing

Feb 20th 2017, 3:40 PM 32,428 Views 84 Comments

Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh says he has received documentation showing abuse of the council housing system by officials.

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

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

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

Nov 28th 2016, 9:15 PM 28,283 Views 51 Comments

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
# Grief
# Grief

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

Nov 7th 2015, 8:00 PM 45,977 Views 27 Comments

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'
# No Option
# No Option

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

Sep 28th 2014, 8:30 PM 34,429 Views 32 Comments

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?
# Funding
# Funding

How does your local council spend its money?

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 12,069 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

May 21st 2014, 6:35 PM 4,045 Views 1 Comment

That’s 150 smackeroonies. In coppers.

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

Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad
# Hildegarde Naughton
# Hildegarde Naughton

Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad

Jul 19th 2013, 4:37 PM 12,635 Views 83 Comments

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
# Off Yer Bike
# Off Yer Bike

City Councillors vote to ban rickshaws from streets of Galway

Mar 13th 2013, 6:05 PM 12,473 Views 54 Comments

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
# Household Tax
# Household Tax

Disruptions at Dublin and Galway council meetings over property tax

Feb 11th 2013, 7:37 PM 7,493 Views 142 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

Galway City Council refuse trucks repossessed

Dec 5th 2012, 11:10 AM 7,082 Views 9 Comments

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
# Chuggers
# Chuggers

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,745 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2012, 3:16 PM 14,223 Views 126 Comments

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
# Che
# Che

Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue

Mar 21st 2012, 8:27 AM 6,405 Views 73 Comments

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
# Eyre Square
# Eyre Square

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

Mar 10th 2012, 2:20 PM 5,039 Views 13 Comments

A local councillor has told TheJournal.ie 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
# Che Guevara
# Che Guevara

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

Feb 29th 2012, 6:23 PM 6,105 Views 93 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Jul 13th 2011, 10:11 AM 773 Views 9 Comments

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
# Presidential Elections
# Presidential Elections

Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake

Jul 11th 2011, 9:42 PM 1,485 Views 44 Comments

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
# Presidential Elections
# Presidential Elections

David Norris blocked from addressing Galway city council

Jul 11th 2011, 7:08 PM 908 Views 39 Comments

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