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Westport man challenging Household Charge

A Westport man is challenging the constitutionality of the Household Charge.

Boundary committee to split Galway city in two?

Galway city may to go from three local election wards to two with candidates fighting for a total of 18 Galway City Council seats, instead of the current 15.

Is there a point in having councillors anymore?

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So Galway is to get 12 new councillors - a new dirty dozen - when the proposals in the Department of the Environment’s new plan, Putting People First, billed as the most significant local authority reform in Ireland since the Victorian era, are passed.

City to be punished for non-collection of household charge

Serious cuts will be made to the city’s budget for 2013 if the household charge is not collected from each house in the city, according to officials.

Government must be honest over upcoming taxes says Ó Cuív

Families across Galway are already “to the pin of their collar” and cannot afford to pay “hundreds of euro in extra taxes from next year”.

Galway politicians throw weight behind Solas Picture Palace

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Following the launch of a campaign by the Advertiser last week, political momentum to secure funds for the Solas Picture Palace on Lower Merchants Road is gaining pace, with Galway TDs and senators meeting Environment Minister Phil Hogan yesterday.

Picture Palace campaign hots up as city aims for UNESCO City of Film status

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Far from being idle or derelict, work is “proceeding satisfactorily” at the Solas Picture Palace site, and the group behind the project to bring an art house cinema to Galway is launching a major campaign to ensure its completion within the next year.

Ó Cuív accuses Environment Minister of council housing ‘anti-rural bias’

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A Galway TD has accused the Environment minister, Phil Hogan, and his department of displaying an “anti-rural bias” by refusing to provide sufficient council housing in rural areas, therefore forcing people to leave the area.

Car tax on Road to Nowhere

The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.

Car tax on Road to Nowhere

The Irish government has a problem. It is a problem that the AA can be very relaxed about because it is something our members are likely to cheer. Vehicle Registration Tax takings have collapsed. This monstrous tax on car owners has always been deeply unpopular and lots of people will be glad to hear that motorists are paying far less of it.

 

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