1 September 2023

~1 minutes read

Galway has country’s third highest number of spare rooms in houses

Share story:
Galway has country’s third highest number of spare rooms in houses

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has the country’s third highest number of spare rooms in houses according to data from last year’s census

Nationally, 390-thousand homes have at least two or more spare rooms which is 21 per cent of households

It’s estimated there are 250-thousand spare rooms in Dublin, 139-thousand in Cork, and more than 73-thousand in Galway.

Lecturer in Social Policy at Maynooth University, Rory Hearne, says the rent-a-room scheme needs to be promoted more:

Share story:

Clifden Flood Relief Scheme may not happen due to "poor economic case"

A long-awaited flood defence scheme for Clifden could be in trouble – because at the moment, it’s considered a “poor economic case”...

Local MEP claims TikTok not doing enough to protect mental health of teens

Local MEP Maria Walsh claims that TikTok is not doing enough to protect the mental health of vulnerable teenagers. The Midlands North West MEP has led the...

100 students and staff gather at University of Galway for Day of Action for Palestine

Around a hundred members of staff and students have gathered at the University of Galway to take part in a united Day of Action for Palestine today. 17 un...

Mayor officially opens changing facility for the disabled at Ladies Beach, Salthill

The ‘Changing Places’ facility at Ladies Beach in Salthill has been officially opened The facility was opened by Mayor of Galway Eddie Hoare, in advan...