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Galway to know 2020 fate by teatime tomorrow

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The fate of Galway City’s bid to be the European Capital of Culture 2020 will be known by teatime tomorrow (Friday) after a panel of judges eliminates at least one, if not, two cities from the process.

€1.18 million allocated for new domestic violence refuge

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Funding of more than €1 million is being provided to build a refuge for people who have been subjected to domestic violence. The refuge will be located in Galway city and will be run by COPE.

Closing date approaches for entry to sixth Annual SCCUL Enterprise  Awards

Businesses planning to enter the SCCUL Enterprise awards are being urged to submit their entries as soon as possible. The deadline for entries to the innovative awards programme which celebrates entrepreneurship and rewards local enterprise is 5.30pm tomorrow Friday November 6.

Galway exceeds its recycling target, reveals WEEE Ireland ahead of weekend collections

WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding two free recycling events in Galway, on Saturday November 7.  The collection events, in association with Galway City Council, will take place from 10am – 4pm at Galway Greyhound Track Car Park, College Road, Galway City and Toft Park Car Park, Salthill, Galway City

Galway business leaders to sleep out for COPE Galway this December

COPE Galway, a local charity providing social services in the city and county, has launched the annual COPE Galway Sleep Out where 25 of Galway’s business and community leaders will spend 12 hours on the streets of Galway to raise funds and awareness for local homelessness services.

Balancing the books — Council’s wage bill to increase by €500k next year following Haddington Road Agreement

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Monday evening’s budget meeting at City Hall is sure to be fraught with tension as city CEO Brendan McGrath attempts to pass what he has described as a ‘very, very difficult budget to balance’. 

City CEO defends council’s record on procurement

A city councillor voiced his criticism of officials handling of public funds at this week’s local authority meeting. The comments came from Councillor Padraig Conneelly regarding procurement issues which were highlighted in a Local Government audit report.

A bigger city council is not a more effective one

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Some years back, when the review of local government was carried out, it resulted in the Galway City Council seeing an increase from 15 to 18 councillors. All three wards in the city would have six representatives each was the conclusion. That is reform for you!

Pressure mounts on Council to support AMACH and MADRA ahead of budget meeting

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With just two weeks until its annual budget meeting, Galway City Council has been criticised for its delay in releasing funding to AMACH!, the local organisation representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, which is seeking to open a resource centre. There is also ongoing controversy about the provision of funding to MADRA - the charity aiming to reduce the rate of dog euthanasia in the city.

Progressive city like Galway shouldn’t be putting half its stray dogs to sleep, says MADRA as they await answers and commitment from City Council

Local dog rescue charity MADRA has issued a call to Galway City Council to provide them with the wherewithal to reduce Galway city’s unacceptably high dog euthanasia rate. 

 

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