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Quiet Man Greenway receives funding for feasibility study

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It has been revealed that an allocation of €75,000 has been made available for a concept and feasibility study on the Quiet Man Greenway between Athenry and Milltown.

'Deeply concerning'

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The purchase of a property by the Galway City Council in Killtullagh, Oranmore has been described by the Mayor of the Galway County Council, James Charity, as "deeply concerning".

County council votes to not operate its housing function in city area after furore over city buying Killtullagh property

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The Galway County Council has voted to not attempt to operate its housing function in the functional area of the Galway City Council without a democratic agreement being reached between itself and councillors of the city council.

Home loan scheme requirements need to be relaxed

Requirements of applicants seeking a loan under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme should be relaxed (RIHL) according to Tuam area councillor Karey McHugh Farag.

Councillors bemoan inaccurate election register during name change debate

A number of Galway county councillors have criticised the inaccuracy of the current updating system of the county’s election register.

Funding for Loughrea Town Hall an historic moment, says Cannon

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has said the €1.63 million funding to be allocated for Loughrea Town Hall is an historic moment in the life of Loughrea.

Galway’s Great Read 2019: Pumps, Piers and Potholes…120 years of Local Government

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Bringing together a varied and interesting range of events this month to commemorate 120 years of Irish local government, Galway's Great Read will see a month-long series of free talks, seminars and exhibitions take place in various venues around the county.

Extraordinary Tuam fossil to be unveiled next week

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An extraordinary and very rare fossil type, dating from around 340 million years ago, and discovered in a wall in Tuam, will be put on public display on Monday September 30.

Cathaoirleach launches 2019 gum litter campaign

Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, Cllr. Jimmy McClearn, officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign in Portumna last week.

Passing of colourful councillor marks the end of an era

When I first started covering local council meetings here in Galway city and county, there were a lot of serious players on board. Heavy hitters who as soon as a meeting was over, would head to Dublin to make or take decisions in a higher forum. They looked and sounded serious. They were like Abbey repertoire actors let loose on touring the carnival tents and halls of rural Ireland. They knew how to play to the gallery and how to ensure their survival in an animalistic political arena. It was in the chambers of the councils that they fine-tuned their roar for the national stage.

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