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Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Northern and Western Region. ISSUES PAPER

  • Tue 21 Nov, 2017
  • News
Please view the Issues Paper for the proposed Regional and Spatial Strategy for the Northern and Western Region. . This is the first step in shaping our region up to 2035 and you are encouraged to take up the invitation to be involved.

Turning adversity into advantage: why 2018 is going to be the West of Ireland's big year

  • Mon 20 Nov, 2017
  • Business News
The West of Ireland is offering more and more families an escape from the pressures of Dublin with a lifestyle and career to match, according to the organisers of a major conference showcasing entrepreneurialism in the region.

Irish Language Plan for Galway City

  • Thu 16 Nov, 2017
  • Your Council News
Proposals requested from a suitable consultant to prepare an Irish Language Plan for Galway City. A new steering group, Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh (CSPT Gaillimh), was jointly established by Gaillimh le Gaeilge and Galway City Council earlier this year to support, guide and oversee the progress and the delivery of an Irish Language Plan for Galway City. Members of the Coiste represent a broad cross-section of the...

RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development) National Capital Grants Programme 2017

  • Mon 13 Nov, 2017
  • Community Culture News
Galway City Council through the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invites applications for funding from interested Community Groups in respect of a new recast RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning and Development) National Capital Grants Programme.

Local Food & Craft Gift Fair 2017 - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

  • Mon 13 Nov, 2017
  • Community Culture News
The Local Enterprise Office in conjunction with The Galway Advertiser will hold the sixth annual Local Food Craft & Gift Fair on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of November 2017. Opening hours are Saturday 10am - 7 pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm at the Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway. Admission is FREE.  

Staff Vacancy - Community Warden

  • Thu 9 Nov, 2017
  • News
Galway City Council wishes to create a panel of suitably qualified candidates for the filling of future permanent and temporary Community Warden positions with the City Council. Applications are, therefore, invited from suitably qualified persons for filling of future Community Warden position(s) with Galway City Council.

Draft Galway City Council (Street Performance and Busking) Byelaws 2017

  • Thu 9 Nov, 2017
  • Environment News
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that Galway City Council in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the provisions of Part 19 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by the Local Government Reform Act, 2014 propose to make Street Performance and Busking Bye-Laws for the Administrative and Functional Area of Galway City. These Bye Laws incorporate the provision of Street Performance (Prohibited Periods) Bye-Laws 2011.

Managing your Waste Caring for Our Environment - 2017 Anti-Dumping Initiative

  • Wed 8 Nov, 2017
  • Environment News
The 2017 Anti-Dumping Initiative campaign was launched by Minister Denis Naughton, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Ballinasloe on Monday 13th March, 2017. The aim of the initiative is to provide funding for projects tackling illegal dumping including the provision of support for monitoring and surveillance of dumping blackspots and the development of an integrated community based and effective approach to...

2018 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

  • Fri 3 Nov, 2017
  • News
2018 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is opening the annual grants scheme to GLAS participants for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and other related structures. Only farmers approved in the GLAS Scheme are eligible to apply.   

Courtesy Call from Chinese Ambassador, Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, through Mayor Flannery, to meet CE/SMT/Co. Members

  • Thu 26 Oct, 2017
  • Your Council News
This is a courtesy visit to the Galway City Council by the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland. This meeting also aims to strengthen the links between China and Ireland, and to foster the relationships & cooperations between Chinese cities and Galway city.

Staff Vacancy - Cemeteries Supervisor Recreation & Amenity

  • Thu 26 Oct, 2017
  • Vacancies
Galway City Council is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Cemeteries Supervisor, permanent contract.

Notice of Intention of Temporary Closure of Eyre Square North for Galway Christmas Market from 10th November to 24th December, 2017

  • Fri 20 Oct, 2017
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing:- Eyre Square North (An Fhaiche Mhór Thuaidh). Period of Closure: From 6am Friday, 10th November to 6pm Sunday, 24th December, 2017. Reason: To facilitate Galway Christmas Market setup.

Proposed Variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023

  • Tue 17 Oct, 2017
  • Planning News
The Proposed Variation to the Galway City Development Plan 2017-2023 and associated environmental assessments will also be available for inspection at the following location from Thursday 12th October 2017 to Friday 10th November 2017. Location: Ballinfoile- Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre. Hours: During normal opening hours.

Storm Ophelia

  • Fri 13 Oct, 2017
  • News
Met Eireann has issued a national yellow weather warning for Monday when an Atlantic storm will move northwards close to Ireland with storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened. There is a high degree of uncertainty regarding the track of the weather system at present and as such only a National Warning has been issued by Met Eireann at present with no specific warning for Galway.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023

  • Thu 12 Oct, 2017
  • Planning News
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Galway City Council, being the Planning Authority for the City, propose to make a variation of the Galway City Development Plan 2017 – 2023 in respect of the following: Amend Section 11.2.2 Natural Heritage, Recreation and Amenity RA Land Use Zoning Objectives by adding the following Specific Development Objective:

Community Gardens Harvest Celebration Seminar Announced

  • Wed 11 Oct, 2017
  • Environment News
European Green Leaf, European Region of Gastronomy and Galway City Partnership are delighted to invite food growers and garden-enthusiasts to the Community Gardens Harvest Celebration Seminar, on Friday 20th of October 2017, from 2-5pm in the Harbour Hotel. Speakers include Charles Dowding, proponent of 'No Dig' gardening, regular guest on BBC radio & television; Dr Colin Sage, University College Cork & Cork Food Policy Council; Dee...

Galway City and County all set for Social Inclusion Week 2017

  • Mon 9 Oct, 2017
  • Community Culture News
Social Inclusion Week 2017 will take place next week from 16th to 22nd October. With over 60 different events taking place across the city and county there something for everyone to attend and get involved in.

Opening of Book of Condolence for Mr. Liam Cosgrave, former Taoiseach

  • Fri 6 Oct, 2017
  • Your Council News
The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Pearce Flannery, will open a Book of Condolence at City Hall on Monday 9th October 2017 at 11 a.m. in memory of Mr. Liam Cosgrave, former Taoiseach who died on the 4 th October 2017. The book will be available for members of the public to sign in City Hall, College Road during opening hours.

Book of Condolence - Las Vegas

  • Wed 4 Oct, 2017
  • Your Council News
The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Pearce Flannery, has opened a Book of Condolence at City Hall, Galway City Council, in memory of the victims of the attack on 1st October 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The Book is available for members of the public to sign in City Hall, College Road, Galway during opening hours. On behalf of Galway City Council and the people of Galway City, Mayor Flannery extended his deepest condolences and...

Bituminous 'Smoky' Coal in Galway City - DON'T BUY or BURN it

  • Wed 4 Oct, 2017
  • Environment News
If you do, you are contributing to the creation of an environmental and health hazard in your community and your city. You are also breaking the law! Fines of up to €5,000 apply under the Air Pollution Act, 1987 and the Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations, 2012.