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Councillor calls for extension of fuel allowance to help the elderly

A City Councillor is calling on the government to extend the fuel allowance for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic to look after the...

People urged to follow rules on 2km exercise radius

The two kilometre radius used for exercising extends only from people's front door or gate, and no further, a Galway TD has said. People should...

Menlo Castle restored to former glory in stunning video

A video of Menlo Castle being restored to its former glory has appeared on the website of Australian insurance company, Budget Direct. Seven castles around...

Galway Simon asks people to hold onto charity shop donations

The Galway Simon Community has closed both of its charity shops in the city, but is asking people to hold onto anything they were...

Tuam RFC finds creative way to hold Player of the Year Awards

With the measures taken to halt the spread of COVID-19 across Europe, most events and gatherings have been cancelled or postponed. However, the lockdown hasn't...

Businesses urged to look at supports before letting staff go

Businesses in the county have been reminded of the package of supports open to them. East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon has said that employers should...

City Council establishes Coronavius response forum

Galway City Council is spearheading a new Coronavirus Response Forum to coordinate state agencies, voluntary, and community groups in this crisis. The Covid-19 coronavirus Community...

Ring Road oral hearing postponed until further notice

The oral hearing for the proposed Galway City Ring Road has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic An Bord Pleanála...

10 more deaths from COVID-19 as cases in Galway rise to 68

Ten more people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the Department of Health has confirmed. In the last 24 hours, there have been 200...

City Centre hotel swapping restaurant for more rooms

The House Hotel in Galway city centre plans to expand its count of guest bedrooms by removing the restaurant currently on the ground floor. Ranchwell...

Home school lessons to start on RTÉ 2 tomorrow morning

The schools might be closed, but that doesn't mean learning has to stop - as daily lessons for primary school children will begin on...

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 294 new cases in Republic

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the Republic has risen to 36 after 14 more people died in the past 24 hours. The...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and experiencing difficulty during the public health emergency are being urged to contact Chime for support. The National Charity...

Libraries get €200k for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Keeping yourself entertained and occupied is an important consideration in lockdown, making it a welcome move that €200k has been allocated for improving our...

Students must get refunds for leaving accommodation early, says SF

Amid reports of students and parents being denied refunds for leaving their accommodation early due to the COVID-19 crisis, Sinn Féin's Housing spokesperson Eoin...

Income supports being processed as quickly as possible

Payments for people waiting for income supports are being processed as fast as possible, a Galway TD has assured. East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon has...

Recycling centres closed across Galway county

Due to new restrictions put in place this weekend to combat the spread of coronavirus, recycling centres in towns across Galway County are closed...

Renovation plans submitted for Tuam theatre

Plans have been submitted to Galway County Council for renovations to The Mall Theatre in Tuam. The Mall Theatre and Cinema Company are seeking planning...

Coronavirus: List of essential retail outlets to stay open

The government imposed strict new public health measures to control the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, ordering a two week lockdown of the country. During this...

Derry Girls star asks people to support Galway Hospice in crisis

Derry Girls star and Galway native Nicola Coughlan has made an impassioned plea for people to support Galway Hospice during the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm Nicola...
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Illegal dumping on the rise city councillor warns

A Galway City Councillor is asking people to be vigilant of illegal dumping in their communities, which he says has been increasing lately. Councillor Alan...

Coronavirus: Galway sees small increase in cases as 17 people die in Republic

Seventeen more people have died in the Republic after being diagnosed with Covid-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team has announced. Fifteen deaths were located...

€1m scheme announced to support Irish artists

A number of measures have been announced to support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis. One measure announced was a new €1m scheme to...

‘Community Champion’ appointed for Galway to lead efforts against Covid-19

  A network of 'Community Champions' has been set up across the state to help with the ongoing Covid-19 emergency. Steve Dolan, CEO of Galway Rural...