Scrapping city council will ‘hurt city’s ability to attract inward investment’

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

City Hall on College Road.

Scrapping the Galway City Council and allowing the Galway County Council take over its powers would “destroy the marketing power” the city has in “attracting inward investment” and hurt its “tourist pulling power”.

This is the view of Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish in his submission to the Galway Local Government Review Committee. Among the possible outcomes from the committee’s investigations is the possibility of unifying the city and county councils.

The committee, appointed by the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, is also examining whether or not to alter the city boundary - a prospect that met with much criticism from county councillors at last week’s council meeting.


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