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Budget 2012

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Septic Tank Registration
The council has received numerous queries regarding the registration and inspection process for septic tanks. To date (13/03/12), the council has received no official communication from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government on this matter. Any information available to the council at this time is also available to the public. The most up-to-date official information on this matter appears on the department's own website at As soon as the council receives official information on this matter, the public will be informed through local media and here on the councils own website.
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Notice is hereby given that Galway County Council pursuant to Sections 19 and 20 of the above Planning and Development Acts 2000-2010, as amended, Article 14 of the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations, 2004-2011, and Part 5 of the EC (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, the EU SEA , Birds, Habitats and Flood Directives has prepared a Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) 2012-2018, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and Natura Impact Report for Oranmore. Click on title bar to view the public notice and the Draft Plan documents
water news
Important notification for all Water users in County Galway.
Information on Interruptions and Boil Water Notices to Supplies in County Galway. Click on link above for more information. Please contact the Water Services Section on 091-476401 with any queries.
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New Mapshop Opening Hours
Notice is hereby given that from Monday the 12th March 2012 the Ordnance Survey Mapshop Office Hours will be from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
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Living Landscape Conference
An Ageing Society, Obesity and Unemployment - These are the critical issues facing Irish Society in the coming decade. Galway County Council is hosting a unique event that will present new approaches in sport, recreational activity and positive lifestyles that will assist people in all sectors to address these challenges.
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This new charge will be based on self-assessment and will apply to all Residential Property in the state including holiday homes and vacant properties. This charge is payable in addition to the NPPR charge
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Launch of Environmental Information Packs
The launch of the ‘Environmental Information Pack’ and the ‘Greening Your Workplace’ leaflet series took place in the Loughrea Library on Thursday 23rd February 2012. The leaflet series was produced to further enhance environmental awareness within the County and the information in the leaflets is based on environmental issues that relate to all of us on a daily basis, issues like waste management, food waste, composting, energy conservation and water conservation - issues that as individuals we can have a positive impact on. Both packs aim to deliver information on what we can do to improve our environmental performance, either in the home or in the workplace.
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Bealtaine in Galway 2012 - Submit your Event
Each year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, active retirement groups, care settings and community groups from around the country to run Bealtaine events that celebrate creativity in older age. We are inviting these groups to submit their event to be included in the Bealtaine brochure
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Public Notices
The Mayor of the County of Galway, Cllr. Michael Maher has opened a Leabhar Dea-Mhéine at Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway to facilitate the people of Galway, in conveying messages of congratulations, support and goodwill, to President Michael D. Higgins for his 7 year term as President of Ireland.
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Notice is hereby given that Galway County Council pursuant to the Planning & Development Acts 2000 – 2010 and having regard to the Planning & Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations, 2004-2011, the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the EU Flood Directive 2007/60/EC, intends to review the Gort Local Area Plan and to prepare a new local area plan. Pre-draft submissions or observations are invited from the general public including local residents, public sector agencies, non-governmental agencies, local community groups and commercial and business interests within the areas and may be made in writing to Galway County Council to be received no later than 4.00pm on Friday 9th March 2012. Click on title bar for the details.
Financial Supports
Community Support Scheme 2012 Application forms are now available. news
FreeTrade Ireland
FreeTrade Ireland is a unique public service allowing you to pass on and pick-up items free of charge. Get involved today and start saving money and protecting your environment.
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Budget 2012
The budget for 2012 is now available for download
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Radon / Water Supply / Waste Water Disposal / G.P.S. coordinate location Survey 1, 2011
Houses for sale in Gortnahown, Athenry.
So you want to buy- Show House at Páirc na hAbhann, Athenry. Galway County Council announces the sale of phase 2 of its developement, in Athenry. Located in Gortnahown, just past Joyce’s supermarket, the houses are on a very attractive site, featuring extensive landscaping throughout the development. All houses are fully compliant with the recently introduced BER (B3, under certain conditions). Contact Housing Dept; 091 509434 or 509264 or 509282