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At least 15,000 people are now on the Galway City Council's housing waiting list, at a time when the council only has enough money to build 13/14 houses in Knocknacarra, but no permission from the Government to actually build them.
Councillors at this week's City Council meeting agreed the people of Galway are in favour of sustainable transport solutions as opposed to the suggested inner city bypass, but could not agree on what form such solutions should take.
A number of city councillors defended the Christmas Market during a heated debate about the event at this week's local authority meeting. The debate followed the release of a report about the market by director of services for recreation and amenity, Tom Connell.
The public are being asked to take their Irish Water bills and deposit them in a coffin as a mark of protest, to take place in Galway next week, against both the highly mistrusted body and the Government’s water charges.
The neglect and possible death of a horse on a Ballybane housing estate has led Independent city councillor Mike Cubbard to demand immediate eviction notices for anyone who keepinf such animals on Galway City Council property.
A discussion by Galway city councillors on two different motions regarding the opposition of water charges and the dissolution of Irish Water led to some ugly scenes at City Hall this week, with one Fine Gael councillor labelling the Sinn Féin party as ‘hypocrites.’
Galway city councillors were given a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed routes of a new city bypass at this week’s local authority meeting, prompting one councillor to comment that he was sick of hearing about “butterflies, bog cotton, flowers, and trees”.
Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.
Despite today being the deadline for registration for Irish Water, opposition to the controversial tax remains strong with motions demanding the abolition of water charges and Irish Water to come before today’s Galway City Council meeting.
Local bookmaker John Mulholland recently revealed betting odds for the anticipated Galway West candidates in next year’s General Election, and today Insider takes a look at the runners and riders, and examines where the smart money lies as the battlefield heats up ahead of what is likely to be an epic electoral contest.