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Family homelessness back to peak levels , says Galway Simon

Thu, Aug 04, 2022

The number of families living in emergency accommodation in the West is almost back to the peak levels as a result of the ongoing housing crisis, according to Galway Simon.

There were 88 families living in emergency accommodation across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in June, just one below the peak number in September 2019.

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has highlighted concerns with regard to the number of families in emergency accommodation as the latest figures are released by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.


Declining numbers not a dismal picture, just the reality, says Archbishop ahead of inaugural Reek climb

Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy pictured climbing Croagh Patrick on Sunday. Photo: CYMI

The future of the church and its practical application in community life was discussed at length on Sunday morning, as Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy prepared for his first ascent of Croagh Patrick in his new role. ...

What's on in Galway

Wonderful Little Mermaid shows resilience of our musical entrepreneurs

Mike Cooney as Chef Louis, Declan J Gardiner as Sebastian and Cameron Heneghan as Flounder star in Disney's The Little Mermaid, Galway's Summer Musical which opens in The Town Hall Theatre on August 10th until the 14th. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Lockdown brought all sorts of mayhem to the entertainment industry. It robbed artists of a livelihood; it stole the opportunity of witnessing the magic from the audiences; and it put a pall of darkness over theatres for the best part of two years. ...


Spoils shared at Eamonn Deacy Park

Rob Manley scored for Galway United against Wexford FC at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Galway United 2 Wexford FC 2
Ultimately a compelling SSE Airtricity League first division contest concluded in a disappointing draw for Galway United. ...


Introducing Laura Ashley designs at Home Focus at Hickeys

Pussy Willow off white seaspray.

Home Focus at Hickeys has announced the launch of the Laura Ashley curtains and bedding range at its Wellpark store. ...


[Closed] Stand A Chance To Win 1 of 2 Ireland 2022 Rugby Jerseys!!!!!


Hollywoodbets, South Africa's premier betting operator, has come to share its experience and energy with Ireland. ...


Tuam’s DigiTally achieves third business all-star accreditation

DigiTally CTO Artur Leonowicz with Co-Founder Patrick McDermott with their third consecutive All-Star Accreditation certificate.

Tuam based stocktaking solution DigiTally has achieved Business All-Star Accreditation with the All-Ireland Business Foundation for the third consecutive year. ...


Five reasons to invest in a franchise in 2022

The franchise industry hasn’t just survived the pandemic, but in many cases thrived. So, for people disillusioned with work, whether it be down to redundancy, the threat of redundancy, a lifestyle change, or the feeling of wanting more, ...


Superb end-of-terrace in Renmore

No 26 Lios an Uisce.

No 26 Lios An Uisce is an excellent end-of-terrace residence in the popular area of Murrough, Renmore. Extending to approximately 94sq m over two storeys, the property offers quality living and reception space throughout in immaculate condition. ...


Ford robot charging to assist disabled drivers

Putting robot charging station to the test:  Ford calls for targets to grow electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Europe to keep pace with electric vehicle growth rates.

Filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task for most people. But for disabled drivers, people with reduced mobility, and older people, it can be a significant challenge. ...


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