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Councillors extremely frustrated at ‘regressive’ rates system

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A debate on commercial rates at this week’s meeting of Galway County Council led one exasperated councillor to remark that there would not be a rural pub left in Galway in a few years time if the system was not changed. The method of collecting rates was labelled as ‘outdated and antiquated’ where the amounts paid were in no way related to business income.

Councillors welcome Apple announcement

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Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council meeting began on an extremely positive note with councillors clamouring to be associated with Apple’s announcement that it was constructing a new data centre in Athenry. Special mention was given to local area councillor Peter Feeney who was singled out by a number of representatives for doing trojan work to attract industry to the locality.

Controversy continues over proposed cost of new county council chamber

The substantial cost of renovating Galway County Council’s public chamber was raised again at this week’s local authority meeting. It is estimated the work which is currently under way at County Buildings will cost in the region of €450,000. It had initially been estimated that the extension and upgrade works would cost substantially less at around €200,000.

Councillors support free parking across the county for the month of December

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’This is our time to stand up and deliver for small struggling businesses right across County Galway.’’ The words of Fine Gael councillor Jimmy McClearn who spoke passionately on behalf of the local business community at Monday’s meeting of the Galway county council.

Call for Galway Airport site to become major recreational facility

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County councillors have called for the future possibilities of the Galway Airport site at Carnmore to include a major recreational facility which would on par with those available in other cities.

FF and Independents to catch up on FG in the county?

Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.

Fahy to champion flooding solutions

Independent county councillor Michael Fahy, a native of Ardrahan, is urging a permanent solution be found to flooding in County Galway.

Big demand for city rental accommodation but it is not all a bed of roses for landlords

There has been a noticeable increase in demand for rental properties in Galway of late, compounded by additional property buyers being held back by restrictive bank lending, increasing employment, and a general increase in population. According to local property letting agents, there has been a ‘surprise spike’ in queries in recent months, and rental properties are being snapped up within days of becoming available, and they expect that rising demand for rental properties will continue for the foreseeable future but caution that it can still be a tough business.

Fatal Ardrahan hit and run case still active

The investigation into the hit and run incident which led to the tragic death of Gerard Keane is very much active with gardai renewing their appeal for information, Chief Superintendent Tom Curley told members of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee this week.

Big demand for city rentals but it is not a bed of roses for landlords

There has been a noticeable increase in demand for rental properties in Galway of late, compounded by additional property buyers being held back by restrictive bank lending, increasing employment, and the general increase in population. According to local property letting agents, there has been a ‘surprise spike’ in queries in recent months, and rental properties are being snapped up within days of becoming available. They expect that rising demand for rental properties will continue for the foreseeable future but caution that it can still be a tough business.

 

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