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The Galway City Council will apply for funding from Fáilte Ireland of up to €6 million for a new three storey museum building incorporating the refurbishment and restoration of Comerford House.
As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.
The Galway City Council will spend more than €53,000 this year cleaning up illegal dumping.
At Monday’s City Council meeting two social housing projects were on the agenda to be voted on their final stage by the council. Both projects, totaling 152 houses were amended regarding the linkage road in one and pedestrian and cycle way in another. The effect of the amendments, according to advice from the executive, is both projects are now delayed, much to the frustratiion of SF Cllr Mark Lohan.
Local organisations throughout Galway city planning events in their areas in the coming months may be eligible for funding under the Galway City Council's Local Community Festivals Grant Awards Scheme 2018.
Galway’s two local authorities are ranked at the very top and bottom of the country’s first integrity list for local authorities.
Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery has hit out at the amount of disinformation regarding the Council decision on busking and performance byelaws which were passed at Monday’s meeting of the City Council.
The April meeting of Galway City Council was a long and arduous affair but it was ultimately a productive one. We sat at 2.00pm and finished at the mandatory time of 8.45pm. I intend to bring forward a motion to allow the procedures committee to change the rules to allow for a later finishing time when required. Work should finish when work is done is my belief.
Ireland is falling behind on its environmental commitments under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a newly published report has found. Social Justice Ireland in its Sustainable Progress Index for 2018 warns the State risks huge European fines if we continue to ignore our commitments.
Galway City Council has approved funding for 75 arts groups throughout the city.