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# Galway City Council

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# dog fouling
Dog fouling drops over 50% in Galway after spray paint trial
Volunteers sprayed dog excrement in pink paint to highlight the issue.
# middle arch
Galway City Council closes off 'Middle Arch' due to concerns over gatherings
The Council has said that the area will remain closed for several weeks.
Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties
The Mayor of Galway said that gardaí would be passing the details of students who have house parties to colleges.
# Housing Crisis
Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.
# Dublin City Council
'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown
Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.
# Busking
'People come for the atmosphere': Galway's buskers and businesses clash over new rules on street performing
The new bylaws were introduced by Galway County Council.
Opinion: 'I won't wear ceremonial robes in council as they are a symbolic barrier to participation'
The robes make it harder for the average person to see themselves as a public representative, writes Galway City Councillor, Owen Hanley.
# boycott eurovision
Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision
GCC passed a motion last night calling on RTÉ not to broadcast the contest.
# Salthill
Appeal lodged after council rejects plan for a penguinarium in Galway
Galway Atlantaquaria is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála.
# housing issues
'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation
The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.
# Tuam
Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'
The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
# Flooding
Galway deals with the aftermath after 'unprecedented' floods hit the city
Locals have been critical of the council’s response yesterday.
# city centre
'Vague and poorly written': Galway buskers are irate at council plans for new restrictions
Galway City Council has opened a public consultation for people to have their say on proposed new bye-laws.
# catherine corless
'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'
Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.
# Galway
Galway City Council investigating allegations staff were gifted social housing
Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh says he has received documentation showing abuse of the council housing system by officials.
# nowhere to go
'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point
More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.
# Grief
Family of former journalist found dead on eviction day still looking for answers
Bríd Cummins was due to be evicted from her Galway home on the day her body was found.
# no option
Galway City Council has given this young woman 'a choice of a nursing home or hospital'
Maggie has been in hospital for over 2 and a half years but she can’t leave because she’s waiting for Galway City Council to do an extension on her home that she desperately needs.
# Funding
How does your local council spend its money?
A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.
# it makes cents
Galway event promoter pays litter fine entirely in 1c and 2c coins
That’s 150 smackeroonies. In coppers.
# Hildegarde Naughton
Fine Gael councillor to replace Martin McAleese in the Seanad
Enda Kenny has nominated Hildegarde Naughton to replace Martin McAleese in the upper house.
# off yer bike
City Councillors vote to ban rickshaws from streets of Galway
Claims that rickshaws are “too dangerous” and the streets of Galway are “too narrow” have been rubbished by a legal operator of the bike taxis.
# household tax
Disruptions at Dublin and Galway council meetings over property tax
Meetings of South Dublin and Fingal county councils, and of Galway City Council, were interrupted by protestors.
# Galway
Galway City Council refuse trucks repossessed
The trucks leased by Holden Plant Hire have been taken back from the council, it said today.
# Chuggers
Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK
The British Public Fundraising Regulatory Association updates list of rules which target ‘chuggers’ – but no such moves are yet afoot in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?
# Che
Congresswoman urges Kenny to block Galway Guevara statue
Enda Kenny is presented with a letter from the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs committee.
# Eyre Square
Galway City Council to pay €1.5 million in legal costs over Eyre Square row
A local councillor has told that the redevelopment became a gravy train for legal advisors after the council ended up in the Supreme Court and arbitration.
# Che Guevara
US Foreign Affairs Committee chair criticises Galway's Che Guevara project
Galway City Council plans to erect a monument marking the revolutionary fighter’s links with the City of the Tribes.
# Race for the Áras
Galway Mayor had 'no misunderstanding' over Norris vote, claims FF cllr
Former mayor Michael Crowe says Hildegarde Naughton understood fully that she was blocking David Norris’s address.
# Presidential Elections
Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake
The mayor of Galway said that voting not to allow Sen David Norris to address to Galway city council this September was a mistake – and vowed to attempt reversing the decision.
# Presidential Elections
David Norris blocked from addressing Galway city council
Mayor Hildegard Naughton cast the deciding vote against the motion to allow Senator David Norris to address the council this September.