Service Updates for Galway City Council in Response to COVID-19

A number of restrictions have been put in place to ensure that Galway City Council services to the public can continue whilst minimising the risk of infection.


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Apr 12, 2021 |
Business News
This scheme has been developed to enable individual tourism and hospitality businesses to increase their dining and seating capacity in the short-term by increasing their own outdoor seating capacity. A consistent and high quality standard in street furniture is required to enhance the appeal of outdoor dining in Galway and help create confidence in people returning to hospitality businesses.  Through this scheme our aim...
Apr 12, 2021 |
Housing News
Galway City Council introduced a new system for the allocation of social housing called Choice Based Letting (CBL) on 7th April 2021.  CBL is a web based system where qualified housing applicants can register an interest in social housing units due for letting. The main benefit of CBL is that it allows for greater choice and involvement in the letting process by the applicant.  
Apr 9, 2021 |
Community Culture News
The closing date for on line nominations is Friday, 16th April 2021 at 5pm. The annual awards will formally recognise the outstanding contributions that local volunteers, community groups and voluntary organisations have made in supporting the residents of Galway City during the past year. In these unprecedented times, it is even more important to acknowledge those who have volunteered on the front line during the COVID-19 crisis...
Mar 31, 2021 |
Planning News
Mr Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, has announced the launch of the 2021 Community Monuments Fund. Building on the inaugural 2020 Fund, the 2021 Community Monuments Fund will invest in our valuable archaeological heritage and help the owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public.


Galway has officially been designated the European Capital of Culture 2020. This is an opportunity to showcase the best cultural programme that Galway has to offer in Ireland and across Europe. We will Make Waves in 2020; waves of creativity, digital waves, disruptive waves, energetic waves and at the heart of Galway 2020 is the next wave of artists, creators, makers and shakers.


General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in force as of the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

Galway City Council's Privacy Statement can be viewed at

Galway City Council's Data Protection Policy can be viewed at