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Calls for NCT-style system after rented properties fail inspection

With over half of city private rented properties and 82 per cent of county rented properties failing local authority inspections,Threshold Galway is calling for an NCT-style inspection process to place more responsibility on landlords to ensure that their property meets the standards required.

Chamber calls on council to cut car parking charges

If City Hall plans to slash the Local Property Tax by 15 per cent, it needs to have a plan in place to cover the inevitable loss to revenue that will result.

Sinn Féin demands City Hall slash property tax rate

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A motion to slash the controversial property tax by 15 per cent will be put forward by Sinn Féin councillors at this afternoon’s Galway City Council meeting.

Giant whale prompts unusual tourism idea

The 20 metre whale beached at Keel, Achill, over Christmas has prompted some calls for a new tourism attraction focused on the region’s whale history.

Diarmuid Gavin star attraction at Galway Garden Festival at Claregalway Castle

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What started out two years ago, as in most people's eyes, a unique opportunity to see the wonderfully-restored Claregalway castle, has turned into one of the must-attend festivals in the west and also into one of the leading horticultultural events in the country. And in ten days, the Galway Garden Festival is back for round three, and this time it is to spawn a series of events that will see the lights on at the castle for months to come. Galway has many festivals, and indeed, many festivals in July, all honed over the years into something special. But none of these made the instant impact that the Galway Garden Festival did when it was inaugurated in 2010, over two days of differing climatic conditions at the beautifully-restored Claregalway Castle.

Council losing money with on-street parking

The Galway County Council is one of many local authorities across the country that is losing more money than it is generating in the provision and enforcement of on-street parking, that is according to figures released this week.

Galway Garden Festival set to rock the castle walls — again

Galway has a multiplicity of festivals, all honed over the years into something special. But none of these made the instant impact that the Galway Garden Festival did when it was inaugurated last year, over two days of differing climatic conditions at the beautifully-restored Claregalway Castle.

Galway Garden Festival set to rock the castle walls — again

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Galway has a multiplicity of festivals, all honed over the years into something special. But none of these made the instant impact that the Galway Garden Festival did when it was inaugurated last year, over two days of differing climatic conditions at the beautifully-restored Claregalway Castle.

Crisis for local businesses as rates increase proposals loom

Local businesses struggling to keep their doors open and staff employed were dealt a devastating blow as the details of the proposals for the Mayo County Council and Castlebar Town Council annual budgets 2011 were published this week, according to Castlebar Chamber of Commerce.

At last a chance to storm the castle

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For years commuters on the N17 wondered if it would ever be ready, but this weekend, Claregalway Castle which has been lovingly restored will throw its gates open and invite all of us to attend what will be the first ever Galway Garden Festival.

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