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Councillor aggrieved over hackney licence refusal

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The refusal by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to grant a Local Area Hackney Licence in the municipal district of Athenry-Oranmore has been criticised by a Galway County Councillor.

Will councillors provide the strong leadership needed after Covid-19?

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It has been more than 12 months since the local elections and Insider is assessing how the members of the current Galway City Council have performed and how the council has done.

Green light for road improvements in Myrehill

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has given the go ahead for road improvements to be made on a dangerous bend between Headford and Caherlistrane .

Open evening at St Nicholas’ Parochial School

St Nicholas' Parochial School will hold an open evening on Thursday February 13 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Parents will have an opportunity to take a tour of the school, meet the teachers, and have a cup of tea and a chat.

An old Galway taxi rank

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The word ‘hackney’ derives from the place name Hackney in London which supplied horses from the surrounding meadows. An ordinance for the regulation of hackney coachmen in London was approved by the English Parliament in 1654 to “remedy the many inconveniences [that] do daily arise by reason of the late increase and great irregularity of coaches and coachmen.” The first hackney carriage licences date from 1662. Licences applied literally to horse-drawn carriages, later modernised to ‘hansom cabs’ that operated as vehicles for hire.

Viability of enhanced sports centre swimming pool facilities proposed

 

The dredging of the river

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The main channel discharging all the water from loughs Corrib and Mask is the Galway River, flowing from Lough Corrib through the city to the sea. Among the structures built in 1850 and the following years, during the course of a drainage scheme carried out by what was then known as The Board of Public Works in Ireland, was the main regulating weir across the Corrib at Waterside. Its function was to control the river level at Galway in the interests of draining, milling, and navigation. It was built at a point in the river where the water descended though rapids.

Why did Robert Gregory reach for the sky?

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On February 2 1918, a day after she heard that her only son had died while flying with his squadron on the Italian front, Lady Gregory wrote briefly to WB Yeats: ‘The long dreaded telegram has come - Robert has been killed in action ….it is very hard to bear.’

Labour to host public meeting on housing crisis

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin will attend a public meeting on the housing crisis, which takes place on Thursday November 16 at 7.30pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra.

Planning permission granted for new bridge across the River Shannon

 

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