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Fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

There will be a four week extension to the existing fuel allowance season for eligible customers due to the COVID-19 emergency. The current 28 week...

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...

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...

Flights in coming days confirmed for Irish in Australia

Details of flights home from Australia for Irish citizens have been confirmed. The flights have been chartered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade...

Government announces more extreme measures to combat COVID-19

Leo Varadkar has just announced a range of new measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the country, but...

Nine Galway election candidates sign anti-racism pledge

A number of general election candidates in Galway have signed an anti-racism pledge which includes a commitment to condemn all racist campaigning...

New opinion poll shows 3 parties extremely close as FG continues to struggle

It's all to play for 19 days before the election, as three parties are separated by just 4 percentage point in the latest opinion...

Taoiseach confirms February General Election date

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will take place on Saturday 8 February. The Taoiseach told RTE at the weekend that...

Maura Hopkins withdraws as candidate for Galway-Roscommon

Senator Maura Hopkins has announced that she is withdrawing her candidacy for a seat in Galway-Roscommon in the coming general election. Speaking about her decision,...

Councillor Aisling Dolan to stand for Fine Gael in general election

Formerly independent county councillor for Ballinasloe Aisling Dolan has joined Fine Gael and will be standing for them in the next general election. Counillor Dolan...

Galway Community Circus struggling to secure insurance cover ahead of Galway 2020

Galway Community Circus is due to play a key role in Galway 2020, but the group is struggling to secure adequate insurance cover. After months...

€153m announced for high-speed broadband across Co Galway

The Government has announced that it will invest €153m to deliver high-speed broadband to Co Galway. The plan will bring high-speed broadband to 38,338 homes...

Galway TD accused of ‘disgraceful racism’ in Dáil yesterday

Galway West TD Noel Grealish has been labelled a 'disgrace' after comments he made in the Dáil yesterday. The Independent TD was accused of 'disgraceful...

Transport solution found for Craughwell students

A solution has been found for more than a dozen Craughwell based students who were unable to secure a school transport connection to Loughrea. Minister...

“Posh-boy” government wants to drive rural people off the land, says Galway TD

A Roscommon-Galway TD has slammed the government for being 'anti-rural' and called on the Taoiseach to instruct his colleagues to solve the ongoing school...

US legislator to attend International ‘Fake News’ committee

Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed confirmation that influential US legislator David N. Cicilline will attend the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and...

Galway women with businesses urged to apply for ACORNS funding

Women in Galway with new businesses or well-developed business ideas should apply for funding under the ACORNS programme, a Galway East TD has said. ACORNS...

#NotMyPresident? NUI Galway Young Fine Gael calls for national president to resign

NUI Galway Young Fine Gael has called for the resignation of executive panel president, Killian Foley Walsh and Social Media Officer, Chloe Kennedy. The call...

Parents urged to be aware of new parental leave entitlements

Parents in the county have been urged to be aware of their new parental leave entitlements ahead of changes that will come into effect...

125 new affordable homes to be built in Galway

Funding has been approved for 30 new homes to be built in Athenry and 95 in Merlin Park in the city. Out of a national...
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Coronavirus: EU approves Ireland’s €200m business support scheme

The EU Commission has given its approval to the Irish government's €200 million scheme to financially support businesses badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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