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In the 1920s a family named Healy from College Road built three houses on Forster Street. The owner of the first house (next door to Harry Clare’s stonemason’s yard) was a Jewish man named Isaac. He did piano repairs and his daughter was an opera singer. He worked from a shed at the back of the house. In the 1930s he sold the house to John McDonagh from Glann near Oughterard, who was married to Mary Anne Spellman from Fermoyle. They opened a grocery shop and a lending library.
It was long pegged as the electoral ward with the most to offer. For political anoraks and analysts this was the one with the ‘get in the front row and get the popcorn out’ factor - this was the one that asked big questions.
Fifty candidates are competing for 18 seats across the city's three electoral wards, but in reality, only half that number can truly be considered contenders. While the city is not expected to make sweeping changes to the make-up of its local government representation, some new faces are likely to feature when the new council meets in June.
It is "unacceptable" that Galway does not have an appropriate facility to allow for the disposal of paint, and other similar, potentially toxic waste products, and City Hall is "failing to address" this "serious environmental issue".
Climate change is "too urgent an issue" to be "left to the whim of whatever party is in government" or to whoever "holds a majority on any council", but instead must be approached through co-operation and consensus.
The three Labour candidates running for seats on Galway City Council formally submitted their nomination papers on May Day at Galway City Hall, confirming that they will be on the ballot paper on May 24.
With Ireland having ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2018, the Galway City Council has a duty to make the city a "more disabled friendly space".
The proposal of a bus corridor through Shantalla Neighbourhood Park is the major bone of contention for the Shantalla Residents' Association (SRA), not a proposed helipad.
Vacant and boarded up houses can be made fit for occupation again - thereby making some properties available for social housing - but only if the Galway City Council starts hiring additional maintenance staff.
Community and voluntary groups in Galway, which are involved in the provision of health and personal care services, are being encouraged to apply for funds under a grant scheme run by the HSE.