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New advocacy group imagines a healthier, more liveable city

In March 2020, a sudden halt to our daily routines encouraged us to explore and reexamine our local areas. Over the last year, our lives have been transformed, yet in many ways we are in the same position as we were one year ago. The public’s mental health and fortitude is waning, many businesses are struggling or have shut their doors, and there is a strong desire to reconnect with family and friends in a safe way. Recent figures showed that in 2021, only 0.1% of Covid-19 cases in Ireland were linked to outdoor transmission, underlining the importance of reconnecting with friends and family outdoors over the coming months.

Home Instead – to us, it’s personal

As part of Ireland’s largest and longest-established home care network, locally managed Home Instead Galway enhances the lives of ageing adults and their families in communities throughout Galway City and County.

Great hotel offers for those travelling to the West — and not just for visitors

One of the few disadvantages for those of us fortunate enough to live in the West of Ireland is that we rarely get a chance to stay in a local hotel, as a tourist. That is likely to change this summer, as we will be encouraged to holiday closer to home, and many of us have ruled out foreign travel until 2022 at the earliest.

Save Roscam Peninsula campaign says prioritise needs of families

In a impressively comprehensive submission to the Galway City Development plan 2023-2029 the Save Roscam Peninsula campaign has called on the City Council to protect the unique archaeological, cultural and open spaces of the Roscam Peninsula.

Scale of Augustine Hill reduced significantly in response to City Council planning requests

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The scale of the massive game-changing development Augustine Hill, to be located on lands adjacent to Ceannt Station, has been reduced significantly in a number of ways, in designs submitted in response to requests for further information from planners at Galway City Council.

Multi-million boost for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in Galway announced by Naughton

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Funding of more than €6 million for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in County Galway has been announced by local Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton.

As clocks went forward, 379 people availed of COPE Galway emergency accommodation

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COPE Galway has asked that the people of Galway do not forget the plight of people who are homeless and without a place to call home as we continue to live with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commuters, business, and environmentally friendly transport modes will benefit from the ring road, says Larkin

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The N6 Galway City Ring Road will cut traffic time in Galway, boost tourism, and, contrary to what many fear, will “support a shift towards environmentally friendly transport modes”.

Two years on, how are our city councillors performing?

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The current membership of the Galway City Council started their term almost two years ago in a welter of controversy surrounding the forming of a political alliance to hold the balance of power (and positions) for the following five years.

The burning of the Sinn Féin hall, 100 years ago

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Around the year 1890, this four storey building at the top of Prospect Hill was derelict. It was bought by the Sisters of Mercy and used by them as a ‘House of Mercy’, a training centre for girls. The nuns called it St Patrick’s House but their scheme failed due to lack of finance and staffing problems, so they let the building out on rent.

 

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