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Have your say on local property tax

The Finance Act 2012 permits a local authority to vary the basic rate of the local property tax for its administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. The elected members of the Galway City Council will meet in September 2015 to consider the matter. 

Housing waiting list climbs to 15,000 people

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At least 15,000 people are now on the Galway City Council's housing waiting list, at a time when the council only has enough money to build 13/14 houses in Knocknacarra, but no permission from the Government to actually build them.

Report finds Galway could be an international hub for creative industry

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Galway city and county has significant opportunity to develop its arts and culture sector into a global creative hub, and could make giant strides in areas such as ICT and the local food industry, according to a study published this week.

City and county councils launch Economic Baseline Study

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The new Economic Baseline Study, produced for Galway city and county, will be "invaluable over the coming months" to both the Galway city and county councils as they "set down the future direction for economic development" across Galway. 

Celebratory weekend to take place in September to mark 40 year twinning between Galway and Lorient

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The President Michael D Higgins will travel to Galway in September to launch a weekend of celebratory events to mark the 40th anniversary of Galway's twinning with Lorient. The French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault will also be in attendance on Friday September 18.

Walsh welcomes council's decision on Knocknacarra primary school

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Brian Walsh, has welcomed a decision by the Galway City Council to grant a material contravention of the City Development Plan, which will pave the way for the development of a new primary school in Knocknacarra.

More farcical scenes at latest Galway City Council meeting

Farcical scenes erupted for the second Galway City Council meeting in succession this week as Councillor Padraig Conneely continued his campaign for retribution against Councillor Michael Crowe.

City-wide festival to replace Christmas market

The Galway Continental Christmas Market, which has become one of the most popular seasonal events in the country, is set to undergo a significant expansion and will be renamed ‘Christmas in Galway’ for the 2015 festive season.

Bike scheme proves a success, but TD demands city centre become more bike friendly

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More than 1,800 people have joined the Galway Bike Scheme, taking some 11,200 journeys by bike in first five months of 2015, but the success of the scheme is highlighting the need for more cycle lanes in the city.

Corrib Community Music Scheme to make short film on its work

CORRIB COMMUNITY Music Scheme, Headford, has been selected by the Galway Film Centre, in partnership with Galway County Council and Galway City Council, as one of two community groups to make a short film about their activities.

 

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