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Lough Ree RNLI rescue six people and a dog over weekend

In two separate incidents the Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew came to the assistance of six people at Gailey Bay and Nuns Island over the weekend.

PBP Galway slams Government’s Affordable Housing Scheme as ‘completely unrealistic’

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Capping house prices in Galway at €400,000 under the new Affordable Housing Scheme is “an insult” to those struggling to buy a home.

Why Galway needs a permanent community rehearsal facility

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IN JUNE, a pilot scheme will begin which could have huge, and very positive ramifications for Galway's music scene, local musicians, and particularly young people, when a rehearsal space opens in the Nuns Island Theatre.

Landmark innovation and cultural district will be ‘transformative for Galway’

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Nuns Island and Earls Island are to be transformed into a focal point of culture, research, education, business, and accommodation as NUI Galway set to develop much of the area into the ‘Innovation and Creativity District’.

Oranmore train station, Corrib pedestrian bridge, Eyre Square, Woodquay, Nuns’ Island among projects to receive €62million funding

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More than €62 million has been secured for a significant number of transformational infrastructure projects in Galway under the Government’s Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF). 

The handing over of Galway Gaol

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Galway City and County gaols were built at the beginning of the 19th century on a large site which took up most of Nuns Island. Construction was conditional on a right of way, the road all around the walls, also being built. James Hardiman, the historian, described it as follows: “The Prison …. Is built in the form of a crescent …. The interior of which is divided into eight wards ….. separated by walls which form so many radii of a circle, and, terminating in the rear of the governor’s house, bringing the whole range within many of his windows, by which means he can, at a single glance, survey the entire.”

Let’s recover the night-time

When the Justice Minister spoke earlier this week about her plans to extend the opening hours and to create measures to stimulate the nighttime economy, I was reminded of just how much this would impact Galway in particular, because of its role as a party capital and cultural hub.

Adrian Curran selected as People Before Profit’s Galway representative

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Adrian Curran has been selected as the People Before Profit local area representative for Galway by the party's members in the city and county.

Online public meeting on Galway's housing crisis

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An online public meeting on the State's housing crisis will take place next week, with speakers from the National Homeless and Housing Coalition and An Taisce.

‘We are determined and we will continue to work’

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IT IS, as Stephen Fry noted at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, “a very dark time for the performing arts”, and just as venues re-opened and shows were taking place once more - albeit on a small scale - Galway stands on the brink of a county wide lockdown.

 

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