Galway city is the capital of the west of Ireland and has vibrant commercial, industrial, cultural, tourism, educational and administrative sections.
Galway City Council plays a major role in the development of the city. It provides a range of services in the infrastructural area. It is custodian of the environment and, through its planning and environmental policies, seeks to enhance the city while protecting its unique character and atmosphere. It plays an active role in the development of the city's industry, business, social, arts heritage and cultural affairs.