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1916 Rising memorial proposed for O'Brien's Bridge

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A motion proposing a memorial arch, first put forward in the 1930s and supported by Hollywood stars like John Wayne in the 1950s, commemorating the men and women who took part in the struggle for Irish independence between 1916 and 1923, has once again come before the Galway City Council.

€30 million a kilometre for N6 an 'obscenity' says Connolly

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Paying €500 million for the 16.5km N6 Galway outer bypass, which works out at €30 million a kilometre, is an "obscenity", particularly when the road will do little to solve traffic congestion in the city, and when there are "cheaper, cleaner, and more sustainable solutions".

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.

Call for Galway women to stand for election in 2016

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Election 2016 is the first general election in the State where parties have to ensure 30 per cent of their candidates are female, or face financial penalties, and now a campaign group is calling on Galway women to put themselves forward for election to Dáil Éireann.

Master plan for South Park finally a reality - Connolly

After a “most unfortunate” delay of more than seven years, the Galway City Council this week confirmed it is preparing a draft/master plan for South Park, which is to be presented to councillors for approval in September.

Master plan for South Park finally a reality - Connolly

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After a "most unfortunate" delay of more than seven years, the Galway City Council this week confirmed it is preparing a draft/master plan for South Park, which is to be presented to councillors for approval in September.

Sinn Féin and the trouble with independent-thinking women

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“For every job created five people emigrate – a shocking statistic from the CSO’s National Household Survey”. This tweet by Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell takes the shine off the recent Government fanfare about job creation.

‘Funeral of Irish Water’ protest to be held next week

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The public are being asked to take their Irish Water bills and deposit them in a coffin as a mark of protest, to take place in Galway next week, against both the highly mistrusted body and the Government’s water charges.

Up to €1.6m bus pole contract for Tuam Engineering firm

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Tuam firm Larkin Engineering and Street Products have secured a prestige contract worth up to €1.6 million over the next two years for the supply of bus poles, with information display cases and metal flags to the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Cubbard demands immediate eviction notices for those who keep horses on estates

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The neglect and possible death of a horse on a Ballybane housing estate has led Independent city councillor Mike Cubbard to demand immediate eviction notices for anyone who keepinf such animals on Galway City Council property.

 

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