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Hynes’ shop, a brief history

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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.

Galway City Central - the Green’s spring a surprise in Martina O’Connor

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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.

How will Galway city vote in the 2019 Local Elections?

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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.

McDonagh accuses City Hall of 'ignoring serious environmental issues'

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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".

City Hall needs a climate change committee

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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.

Labour candidates submit nominations on May Day

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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.

Make Galway more disabled friendly, says McDonagh

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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".

Shantalla Residents' Association opposes bus corridor not helipad

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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.

McDonagh calls on council to hire extra maintenance staff

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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.

Call for community and voluntary groups to apply for HSE grants

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.

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