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Vincent Lyons, Galway County PPN Chairperson, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Eileen Mannion, Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive (Interim), Galway County Council and Denise Feeney, Galway County PPN

Nominations for the Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2018 now Open

Applications are now open for The Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards. An Awards ceremony for groups and individuals who reach the final shortlist for the nine categories of awards will take place on the evening of May 31st in the Clifden Station House Hotel, hosted by current Cathaoirleach of the County, Cllr Eileen Mannion. Nominations…
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Nominations for The Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2018


Statement by Galway County Council re Consultation Process for the former Mother & Baby Home, Tuam

8th March 2018 Statement by Galway County Council Galway County Council at the request of the Department of Children & Youth Affairs is currently facilitating an independent consultation process on the five possible options identified by the Expert Technical Group for responding to the discovery of infant remains at the site of the former Mother…
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Increased fines for parking in disabled spaces

The fixed charge penalty for able-bodied drivers parking in disabled spaces increased from €80 to €150 at the beginning of this month. Able-bodied people who park in these spaces are making life more difficulty for those who need our support most. The Programme for Government negotiated by myself and my colleagues in the Independent Alliance…
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Submission of applications to the Community Support Scheme of Galway County Council extended!

Due to the Status Red Weather Alert the deadline for Submission of applications to the Community Support Scheme of Galway County Council has been extended until 4pm Tuesday March 6th.  Any applications received after this revised deadline will be deemed to be late applications.  


A Chara, Galway County Council Offices and Libraries are closed today Thursday March 1st  until further notice.  Members of the Public can contact our emergency number  091-509069. (Please note this number is an emergency number only for use during Severe Weather Alerts) Essential services only are in operation. Salting of priority routes in accordance with…
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Community Supports Schemes 2018

Click here to download our Community Support Scheme Presentation 2018   Funding Scheme Allocation to County Galway  in 2017 Comment Towns and Villages Renewal Programme €1,004,231 €15 million national allocation in 2018. No details on scheme yet Recast RAPID programme €64,500 (set figure per county) Similar national allocation in 2018 but no details on 2018…
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Tuam Local Area Plan – Open for Consultations

TUAM LOCAL AREA PLAN Draft LAP 2018 Public Consultation You are invited to an information drop in session in the Tuam Library, High Street Tuam on Thursday 8th February 2018 from 2.30pm – 7.30pm where staff from the Forward Planning Team will be available to discuss all aspects of the Draft Tuam LAP. We hope…
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Community Smoke Alarm Scheme

On average 50 people die in res each year in Ireland. Most of these can be prevented by a smoke alarm. Do you know someone vulnerable in your community who doesn’t have a smoke alarm? Register them now for a FREE smoke alarm * Contact: Rita Cunnane, Unit 7, Clonberne Enterprise Centre, Clonberne, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Tel:…
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