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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.

County councillors criticise Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s objections to planning applications

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Galway county councillors have hit out about the role of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in planning permission applications around the county.

Greenway decision was ‘soul destroying,’ says councillor

A Galway county councillor has described the decision taken by the Galway County Council to reject a proposal to conduct a feasibility study on the potential of a greenway between Athenry and Milltown as “soul destroying”.

Agricultural shows lose out due to reduced community

Several county councillors have this week expressed concern that the county's agricultural shows have not received funding under this year's Community Support Scheme.

New local area plan for Loughrea deferred

The Galway County Council has agreed to defer work on a new local plan for Loughrea for up to five years.

County council defers vote on roads funding

The Galway County Council has decided to defer voting on the allocation of roads funding from Central Government.

Galway - welcome to Varadkar country?

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Hildegarde Naughton has set her face against the prevailing blue wind by pledging support to Housing Minister Simon Coveney in the Fine Gael leadership battle, but it is an isolated stance as Galway is overwhelmingly Leo Varadkar country.

Galway - welcome to Varadkar country

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Hildegarde Naughton has set her face against the prevailing blue wind by pledging support to Housing Minister Simon Coveney in the Fine Gael leadership battle, but it is an isolated stance as Galway is overwhelmingly Leo Varadkar country.

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