Housing News

Draft Traveller Accommodation Plan 2025-2029

  • Mon 1 Jul, 2024
  • Housing News
In accordance with the provisions of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998, Galway City Council has prepared a Draft Traveller Accommodation Programme, covering the period 2025-2029.

Galway City Council - Turnkey Housing

  • Wed 12 Jun, 2024
  • Housing News
Galway City Council is seeking to increase the number of Affordable and Social housing units through various delivery mechanisms, including the acquisition of turnkey units on greenfield/brownfield and/or unfinished housing development sites which are zoned residential.

Galway City Council Housing Estate ‘An Cliathán’ Receives Irish Construction Excellence Award 2024

  • Fri 31 May, 2024
  • Housing News
Galway City Council is delighted to congratulate OCC Construction on winning best project in the ‘Residential up to €5M’ category, at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2024 for the Galway City Council project, An Cliathán.

Galway conference calls for radical reform of current planning to create lifelong, liveable neighbourhoods

  • Wed 29 May, 2024
  • Housing News
The second annual conference on contemporary urban development is taking place in Galway on 29/30 May. Attendees can look forward to a fantastic line-up of both Irish and international speakers, many of whom are renowned experts with first-hand experience in creating lifelong, liveable neighbourhoods.   Planning, Designing and Delivering the 21st Century Neighbourhood is a joint initiative of the Royal Institute...

Ballyburke Proposed Neighbourhood Centre and Social Housing Scheme - Part 8

  • Thu 18 Jan, 2024
  • Housing News
In accordance with Part X1 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amended) and Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) notice is hereby given by Galway City Council of a proposed social housing development on lands at Ballyburke, Galway.

Galway City Social Inclusion Week 2023

  • Tue 24 Oct, 2023
  • Housing News
Social Inclusion Week for Galway City is taking place from Saturday 27 November – Sunday 3 December 2023. This year, social inclusion week coincides with ‘International Day for Persons with a Disability’ which takes place on Sunday 3 December. Disability inclusion means understanding the way people participate in society, and making sure everybody has the same opportunities to take part to the best of their abilities and...

HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT 2023

  • Fri 11 Aug, 2023
  • Housing News
In accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and Section 6 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, Galway City Council has been instructed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment for 2023.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - LEASING/LICENCE OF UNIT

  • Thu 27 Jul, 2023
  • Housing News
Galway City Council, Homeless Unit is seeking to expand support options for the provision of additional emergency accommodation for single persons and couples in Galway City experiencing homelessness.

Social Inclusion Grants 2023

  • Thu 1 Jun, 2023
  • Housing News
Galway City Council invites applications for funding towards social inclusion projects and programmes in the City. This Scheme provides financial support for groups and organisations operating in the City, who promote social inclusion and help to create communities where everyone can participate. Grants are available to voluntary organisations or those which operate on a not-for-profit basis.

RIAI and the Academy of Urbanism, together with Galway City Council, launch Reimagining the Irish City and Town

  • Wed 26 Apr, 2023
  • Housing News
World leading urbanists gather in Galway to discuss the future of city design and planning in Ireland

Advice for Tenants who receive a Notice to Quit

  • Mon 24 Apr, 2023
  • Housing News
Galway City Council is aware that households in the Galway area may have received a Notice of Termination, which is also known as a Notice to Quit, from their landlord and may be worried or unsure of what to do. Galway City Council would like to advise that for anyone who has received a Notice of Termination and who has no alternative accommodation, the following services that are available to them:

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Supply of Social Housing and Development Land

  • Thu 23 Mar, 2023
  • Housing News
Galway City Council has an ambitious 5-year capital programme under the Housing for All Action Plan. As part of a range of housing solutions, the housing authority is seeking expressions of interest from private developers, building contractors and land owners. Galway City Council is seeking expressions of interest from interested parties who are capable of delivering turnkey units within the City or the provision of development...

Vacant Homes Grants Now Open in Galway City

  • Tue 6 Dec, 2022
  • Housing News
Grants of €30,000 for vacant properties and €50,000 for derelict properties available   (05.12.2022) Galway City Council is inviting applications for the Croí Cónaithe Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant. €30,000 is available to homebuyers to refurbish a home they will live in. For a derelict property, a top-up grant of up to €20,000 will be available - bringing the total grant available for...

Social Inclusion Week 2022

  • Fri 14 Oct, 2022
  • Housing News
Week of events for Social Inclusion Week 2022

Galway City Social Inclusion Week 2022

  • Thu 8 Sep, 2022
  • Housing News
What is Social Inclusion Week? Social Inclusion Week for Galway City is taking place from Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October 2022. Social Inclusion Week celebrates and showcases the vast array of initiatives taking place locally to tackle social exclusion, poverty and deprivation.  The theme for Social Inclusion Week 2022 is ‘Reconnecting Post Covid’.

HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT 2022

  • Thu 25 Aug, 2022
  • Housing News
In accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and Section 6 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, Galway City Council has been instructed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment for 2022.

Launch of Housing Delivery Action Plan 2022-2026

  • Thu 21 Jul, 2022
  • Housing News
Over 2,400 Social and Affordable Homes to be Delivered across Galway City. Galway City Council have this week launched an ambitious Housing Delivery Action Plan, which will see 2,440 social and affordable homes delivered across the city over the next five years. A copy of the plan is displayed on the Galway City Council website.

Galway City Council wish to purchase Uncommenced Residential Developments

  • Thu 25 Nov, 2021
  • Housing News
Galway City Council is seeking to agree advance purchase of unbuilt turnkey properties ’off-plan’ in suitable locations across the city.  Home builders and housing developers in Galway City are being asked to consider offering unbuilt houses or apartments with planning permission, to local authorities under an advance purchase turnkey arrangement.  

Housing Needs Assessment 2021

  • Thu 23 Sep, 2021
  • Housing News
In accordance with Section 21 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and Section 6 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, Galway City Council has been instructed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to carry out a Housing Needs Assessment for 2021. The Council will be writing to certain applicants currently on the housing waiting list to reassess their eligibility for housing support. ...

Galway City Council and Peter McVerry Trust modular housing project shortlisted for ICSH Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021

  • Mon 6 Sep, 2021
  • Housing News
The Westside Modular Family Hub in Galway, the first of its kind in Ireland, has been shortlisted for the Irish Council of Social Housing Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021. The award is also the first ever Public Choice Award 2021, giving members of the public an opportunity to support a participating project that they feel is most deserved of recognition.


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