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High profile county councillor announces Dail bid

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The longest serving councillor on Galway County Council is dipping his toe into the national political spectrum once again. Well known Ardrahan representative Michael Fahy officially announced on Tuesday that he will run as an Independent candidate in the 2016 General Election.

A new era for Kilcornan

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Kilcornan is a truely special place. The Brothers of Charity owned estate, which is located in the village of Clarinbridge, was for many years home to nearly 150 people with various forms of intellectual disability. However many parts of the facility now lie dormant due to the development of a community based strategy, which means service users have moved out to live in local villages and towns and are integrated into community life. This is now seen as best practice and it has meant a number of the buildings and facilities in Kilcornan are available for potential use by community groups and businesses.

High profile county councillor expected to announce General Election candidacy

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The longest serving councillor on Galway County Council looks set to attempt to dip his toe into national politics once again. Well known Ardrahan representative Michael Fahy has hinted he is about to announce himself as a candidate for the 2016 General Election.

Controversy over FORUM Connemara rumbles on

A local senator has this week questioned the democracy of a decision to withdraw social inclusion funding from FORUM Connemara. The organisation has administered social and community assistance programmes in Connemara for the past 25 years, but was informed last month that service will shortly come to an end.

Scrapping city council will ‘hurt city’s ability to attract inward investment’

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Scrapping the Galway City Council and allowing the Galway County Council take over its powers would “destroy the marketing power” the city has in “attracting inward investment” and hurt its “tourist pulling power”.

Councillors debate contentious issue of unfinished housing estates

A suggestion by a number of county councillors that a special €100,000 fund, which has been made available by Galway County Council to fund badly needed repair works in unfinished estates across the county, be used to solely provide public lighting, was rejected by councillors at this week’s local authority meeting.

County councillors unanimous in opposition to extension of city boundary

Civil servants were accused of being ‘highly paid, underworked, living in an ivory tower, hatching crazy plans and taking no regard of what people want’ at Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council.

Kinvara Farmers’ Market needs permanency not uncertainty

Many people consider the Kinvara Farmers’ Market, now in its seventh year, to be a fairly permanent fixture. It takes place in Market Square, Kinvara, every Friday from April to October 10am until 2pm.

Healy-Eames demands councils scrap ‘destructive’ N6 ring road plans

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The only solution to Galway’s transport problems is to scrap the “divisive” and “destructive” N6 Galway City Outer By-pass project, and demand that the consultants Arup be given “a new brief to come up with a range of sustainable transport solutions to solve our traffic problems”.

Galway delegation to travel to Europe to discuss bypass options

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A deputation from Galway is to travel to Europe to discuss proposals for a new city bypass and the option of returning to the original route which failed at planning stage. It was decided at a special meeting of the Galway County Council on Monday evening that city and county councillors, local TDs, and community representatives will meet MEPs and members of the European Commission to discuss various options.

 

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