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Fit Towns benefits communities 

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Portumna and Coiste Aclaíocht, Inis Mór, were the two winners in this year's Fit Towns, a new initiative of the Galway Sports Partnership which challenges local clubs and communities to work together to organise sports and activities for their local areas.

Road at Lough Atalia Bridge to reopen this weekend

The works on the Lough Atalia Bridge will come to an end on Friday night and, barring unforseen circumstances, the road at the bridge will be open by Saturday morning. However the one-way system which is operating inbound along Lough Atalia Road and outbound at College Rd will remain in place for the next three weeks to trial how it will operate after the road reopens.

Councillors very supportive of Christmas Market - despite critical executive report

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A number of city councillors defended the Christmas Market during a heated debate about the event at this week's local authority meeting. The debate followed the release of a report about the market by director of services for recreation and amenity, Tom Connell.

Hot water — extremely heated scenes at City Hall during water charges debate

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A discussion by Galway city councillors on two different motions regarding the opposition of water charges and the dissolution of Irish Water led to some ugly scenes at City Hall this week, with one Fine Gael councillor labelling the Sinn Féin party as ‘hypocrites.’

Motorists and commuters in Galway city facing a minimum of eight weeks disruption

Long awaited roadworks at Lough Atalia bridge will cause mayhem for commuters when they begin next month according to one city councillor.

Anti-water charges motions to be voted on by city council today

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Despite today being the deadline for registration for Irish Water, opposition to the controversial tax remains strong with motions demanding the abolition of water charges and Irish Water to come before today’s Galway City Council meeting.

To win in Oranmore, you have to go through Grealish first

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“The only valid poll is on election day!” is the guff politicians huff and bluster with when the latest round of opinion polls turn out badly for them. Yet fear not reader, Insider can assure you all politicians, regardless of what they say publicly, take opinion poll findings very seriously.

GRASSROOTS: Would lowering property tax only benefit the well off?

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Wednesday September 17 saw an historic and crucial meeting of the Galway City Council take place with regard to the Local Property Tax. Irish democracy had a great outing and Insider was there to see and report on it.

The roots of the tension between the parties in City Hall

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The first meetings of the new Galway City Council have been marked by tension and sniping between Fianna Fáil members and their counterparts in the ruling group of Fine Gael, Labour, and centre-right Independents.

Galway City Council figures reveal city election candidates’ expenses

Expenses ranging from more that €9,000 to under €1,000 were incurred by local election candidates across Galway city’s three wards in May’s local elections. However one candidate’s campaign cost him only €39.

 

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