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Many’s a slip twixt the cup and the lip

During the local elections, I spoke to the partner of a politician, offering congratulations on the success and opining that at least now, everything would get back to normal in the political household; that the grass would be cut once again, the flowerbeds weeded, the hinges fixed on the ratchety door, and the kids getting to know the one parent who had been missing for three months or so.

Passing of colourful councillor marks the end of an era

When I first started covering local council meetings here in Galway city and county, there were a lot of serious players on board. Heavy hitters who as soon as a meeting was over, would head to Dublin to make or take decisions in a higher forum. They looked and sounded serious. They were like Abbey repertoire actors let loose on touring the carnival tents and halls of rural Ireland. They knew how to play to the gallery and how to ensure their survival in an animalistic political arena. It was in the chambers of the councils that they fine-tuned their roar for the national stage.

Galway 2020 has secured more than €20 million in funding

Galway 2020 has secured more than €20 million in funding for next year’s European Capital of Culture programme.

Ca bhfuil muid ag dul? asks councillor in road signs saga

A Galway county councillor has asked what is the position of Galway County Council on Irish only road signs.

Councillor suggests roundabout should be named after late MEP Mark Killilea

The monthly meeting at County Hall was adjourned for five minutes on Monday as a mark of respect to the late Mark Killilea.

Athenry meeting hears of 'overwhelming support' for greenway

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It is "delusional" to believe the rail line from Athenry to Sligo will ever return according to Tuam area councillor Peter Roche, who made the statement after a public meeting took place in Athenry on Tuesday night to discuss proposals for a greenway.

Council submits funding application for food hub

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The Galway County Council has submitted an application for funding to Enterprise Ireland for a BIA Innovator Campus to be constructed on a site provided by Teagasc at the Mellows Campus in Athenry.

New local area plan for Loughrea deferred

The Galway County Council has agreed to defer work on a new local plan for Loughrea for up to five years.

New Traveller accommodation goals set by county council

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The Galway County Council has set a target of providing accommodation for more than 130 Traveller families and individuals by the end of 2018. Discussed at County Hall on Monday, the amended Traveller Accommodation Programme reveals that original targets set back in 2014 to provide Traveller families and individuals have been increased in order to cope with demand.

Mixed reaction to Galway city ring road proposal

A lukewarm reaction greeted the Galway City ring road proposal from County Hall on Monday afternoon.

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