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A funded convention bureau in Galway will generate a million a month

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It really seems to be a no-brainer. Galway is being left behind in attracting convention and conference business to the west, because of the lack of a funded convention bureau in the city.

City council extends Vote of Sympathy on death of Fidel Castro

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Galway city councillors have extended a vote of sympathy on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, and this collective condolence will be extended to the Cuban Ambassador in Ireland, Hermes Herrera Hernández.

Picture Palace will be a monument to plámás but must be finished.

When the notion of an arthouse cinema for Galway was first mooted back in the day, it seemed a much more desirable project than it has since become. In a city that just loves its luvvies, it seemed only right that a place with a history of film development and promotion should have a flagship arthouse cinema, a venue that would act as an unofficial shrine for those who love non-mainstream movies.

Cappagh Park likely to be expanded to create a sporting campus

Sports clubs in the west of the city could eventually be in line for new grounds and facilities after City Hall agreed to a call from Knocknacarra councillor Donal Lyons to extend the area of Cappagh Park.

City council to honour Connacht Rugby heroes

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The Galway city council has voted in favour of holding a civic reception for the Connacht Rugby team.

Confusion reigns over the selling of bin bags

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There is a state of confusion among Galway city’s retailers who sell refuse and recycling bags and the City Council over new waste management regulations due to commence on July 1.

Smaller apartments on the way for Galway

City councillors have this week voted to include national guidelines on new apartment developments in the draft Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023, despite concerns that the rules will see a reduction in the size and quality of new apartments built in the city.

School fears that public parkland may be redesignated

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Parents and teachers at a city school are concerned that public parkland adjacent to the facility, which they had envisaged could be used by pupils both during and after school, may be redesignated which may result in limited access for them to an important local amenity.

Flannery demands urgent action on derelict properties

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Fine Gael city councillor Pearce Flannery has demanded urgent action be taken to deal with the many derelict and untended buildings in the Salthill area.

People just want to get home

You sit there. Trapped. Frustrated. Angry at the car in front of you. Though there is little reason to be. They’re probably angry at the car behind them for looking angry at them. You bang your steering wheel. You swear. To yourself. And then loudly. You check your watch. Another minute has ticked by. Then another five. And you’ve moved 20 yards and to make it worse when the green lights ahead of you turn green, nobody moves, because nobody can move because people creep into yellow boxes and take chances because that’s what you do when you’re caught in traffic.


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