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Some 15 registered derelict sites in Galway should be considered for upgrade, or for alternative use in light of the city’s “unprecedented housing crisis”, according to a Galway based senator.
Dragons’ Den businessman Barry O’Sullivan is selling a dream home on the Aran Islands and donating the proceeds to two homeless charities — Focus Ireland and COPE Galway — to help families escape homelessness.
The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen presented a cheque for €600 to Galway Simon Community after wrapping up their Soup for Simon campaign. During October the proceeds from soup sales for one week at The Skeff were donated to the local charity.
Figures from COPE Galway’s Annual Report 2015 show an alarming rise in the number of people facing homelessness in Galway. One of the most striking features is the changing demographic of what was considered to be a ‘typical’ homeless person. Ann*, a well-spoken grandmother found herself in the shocking position of becoming homeless in her late 50s.
NUI Galway’s Rover Society collected over 900 sleeping bags at Electric Picnic in Stradbally to donate to homeless services around Ireland.
The number of homeless adults in Galway has jumped by 37 per cent over the last six months - almost twice the national increase in homelessness - according to Government figures.
People are being “trapped” in homeless service because of the lack of affordable housing, according to Galway Simon Community.
Introducing a code of conduct for city buskers has met a hostile reception from city businesses who are demanding by-laws instead to give gardaí the power to confiscate amplifiers for musicians who go over 75db in volume.
With less than two weeks to go, Moate Christmas Market is well on track to build on the massive success of last year with 60 stalls already confirmed.
Moate Christmas Market is well on track to build on the massive success of last year, with 50 stalls already confirmed.