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Will building more student accommodation provide more city centre family housing?

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For many decades, Galway city has been recognised as a place that is welcoming of its visiting tourists and to all those who come to secure work or to study. Over the past three decades, the NUIG student population has doubled from 9,000 in the early 1980s to more than 18,000 today.

Flooding, a more regular feature these days?

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Insider feels the pain of all those who have been affected by the recent flooding events in Galway city. Nor should we forget farmers in the county, who are still feeling the effects of the incessant rainfall.

Calls for a warning system to alert tourists to impending storms

City CEO Brendan McGrath has called for a weather warning system to be put in place to alert tourists to impending storms.

New ideas needed to tackle city's traffic problems - and time is running out

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Insider read recently how the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, was calling for public submissions to advise him on how to spend the extra €2.65 billion available to him on infrastructure in this year's Mid-Term Review.

Parkmore traffic chaos and the need for wider planning reform in Galway

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Insider recalls a recent decision of An Bord Pleanala, where it reversed the Galway County Council's grant of permission for a new access link road and junction at the IDA's Parkmore West Business Park.

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.

Crisis meeting called to discuss the future of Aran Islands air service

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A special meeting of Galway County Council will take place next week to discuss the future of the Aran Islands air service. Up to 20 politicians from across Galway visited Inis Mór, Inis Oirr, and Inis Meáin yesterday for a series of meetings aimed at saving the service.

 

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