Galway County Council

Galway County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Galway, excluding Galway City and Ballinasloe Urban District. The Council is responsible for the planning, design and construction of important infrastructures, such as roads, water supply, drainage facilities and certain social and quasi-social services, such as housing, fire stations, libraries and burial grounds.

It is the custodian of the environment and through its planning and environment policies seeks to enhance the county while protecting its unique character and atmosphere. It also plays an active role in the development of the county’s industrial, business, social, arts, heritage and cultural affairs.

To support the needs of the Business Community, Galway County Council has put in place a Business Response Unit (BRU). This is a single point of contact for the business community to link into the County Council. The Business Response Unit provides a range of services for the Business Community including:

  • A Single Point of Contact for Business within Galway County Council.
  • Business Intelligence including Demographic statistics, Research facilities and GIS mapping for Enterprise.
  • A referral Service to the enterprise support agencies in County Galway including; Enterprise Ireland, Failte Ireland, FAS, Galway Local Enterprise Office, IDA Ireland, Udaras na Gaeltachta, and the Local Rural Development Companies. We advise business promoters on what support agencies they should talk to and what they need to have ready when they approach these agencies.
  • Information on Planning, Environmental, Water & Waste Services, Roads and Community issues relevant to enterprise.
  • Information on EU Legislation/Directives and Funding.