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Government announces huge uptake of the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. announced there has been significant uptake in the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) which opened on 20th March 2023. As of the closing date of midnight on 22nd May 2023, there were over...

Minister O’Brien signs regulations to waive street furniture fees

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has signed the Planning and Development (Street Furniture Fees) Regulations 2023. The regulations provide for the waiving of the street furniture licence fee for tables and chairs outside a...

Community Recognition Fund allocates €3.25 million to Galway

Galway City Council receives €1,911,918 and Galway County Council receives €1,333,290 under the Community Recognition Fund. The Community Recognition Fund 2023 has been established in an effort to recognize and support the communities that have welcomed and hosted a...

Government announces €1 million BAR funding for promotion and development of Irish Organic sector

Minister of State of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett announced today that Brexit Adjustment Reserve funding has been allocated to promote and develop the growing Irish organic sector. Announcing the funding of €1 million...

€50 million Community Fund announced

Over 880 projects across every single county to receive funding €50 million investment for sports clubs, schools, community organisations and other local groups major initiative to support and reward communities that have welcomed Ukrainians and other nationalities...

Join National Bike Week this week with exciting events in county Galway and beyond!

With numerous events around the country between Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 21st, BikeWeek celebrates the benefits of cycling. Communities across the county are coming together to embrace this eco-friendly and family-friendly activity and are organising...

Travel plans? Check your passport!

Travel plans and need to renew or apply for a passport? It is wise to apply for your passport timely to avoid any possible delays. Always check your passport when you are booking your summer holidays. Make sure your passport is in date. If not, save time and renew...

Portumna shortlisted for two awards at the annual .IE Digital Town Awards

Congratulations to Portumna and the Galway Wild Geese team who are nominated as Finalists in the 2023 .IE Digital Town Awards. The .IE Digital Town Awards Gala event will take place at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone on May 24,2024. Portumna are nominated this year...

Minister RABBITTE launches EMBRACE at Glór Theatre

Minister RABBITTE officially launched the annual Embrace Arts Disability and Visual Impairments Performance Event at Glór Ennis on Wednesday 8th May, 2023. ABOUT EMBRACE Established in 2001 the Embrace programme is a person centred, participation focused initiative,...

Government allocate an additional €700,000 in Dormant Accounts Funding for counselling, psychotherapy and therapeutic services for children

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced the allocation of €700,000 in Dormant Accounts funding to 37 community and voluntary organisations. This additional funding increases counselling,...