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New data snapshot of Galway reveals population, health, education and more

Despite significant growth in recent years, Galway’s population is still just 59 per cent of what it was in 1841, according to a new infographic published by the Western Development Commission.

Councillor welcomes works on N84

Cllr James Charity has warned motorists to exercise caution along areas of the N84 where the road has been raised, leaving a substantial slope which is particularly pronounced between Corrandulla Barracks and Clonboo.

Survey launched to document the experiences of LGBT+ migrants in Ireland

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A new survey has been launched and is seeking to examine the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) migrants in Ireland. Led by Dr Chris Noone from NUI Galway, this is the first national consultation of LGBT+ migrants in Ireland and aims to better understand and support this community.

‘It’s always a necessary time to be a feminist’

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THE F-WORD, the city’s annual Feminist Festival returns from August 6 to 12, with an array of events ranging from music gigs, storytelling, workshops, political discussion, the visual arts, a march, a swim, and even bicycle repair!

Jason Byrne - got to be starting something

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'YOU CAN Come In But Don't Start Anything' is not a warning that will be issued to audiences coming to see Jason Byrne next year. Rather this very Irish expression is the title of his new show.

Galway Labour accuses FG of 'buying off sections of the electorate' over housing

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There is "no good public policy rationale" for promising Government spending on homes for teachers and nurses, to the exclusion of other low and moderate-income groups who would otherwise qualify for homes.

Local Traveller sites show 10 breaches of human rights

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Ten internationally recognised human rights are being breached on a daily basis on the Traveller sites and group housing schemes in the city and county, a major new survey will reveal tomorrow when it is unveiled in Galway.

Carraroe residents revive their campaign against proposed sewage treatment plant

The local community living near Sruthán Pier in An Cheathrú Rua have revived their campaign to stop a sewage and wastewater treatment plant being located beside the scenic pier.

All Galway citizens deserve respect and equal treatment in housing

As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.

Upsurge in able bodied motorists parking in city disabled parking spots

There has been an upsurge in the number of able bodied motorists parking in disabled parking bays in the city.

 

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