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Last Saturday I was in Salthill for a few hours. It has been about two years since I was in Salthill last. I was amazed again at the grandeur of it; the wide Atlantic breaking in; the long and lovely promenade.
The CEO of Galway County Council has sounded a note of warning to councillors about the cost of providing two hours' free parking in county towns. It had been previously agreed that this initiative would be put in place over the coming months, as part of an effort to help ailing local businesses. However, speaking at this week's council meeting, CEO Kevin Kelly told local representatives that the cost of giving free parking could see their Notice of Motion money reduced.
Before the 'Send' icon was clicked, someone should have asked Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan if he wanted one final look over his press release welcoming Budget 2016, because concluding this happy statement, entitled Family-Friendly Budget Ensures Right People Benefit From Recovery, is one hell of a howler.
City councillors voted this week to sell the Royal Tara China site in Mervue.
The increase in incomes due to changes in the USC, and the savings that will be made as a result of the extension of free GP care, and a second free pre-school year, will "more than cover the extra costs incurred by water charges and the property tax".
For many years Galway East was known as the dullest and most predicable of constituencies, reliably returning the same three TDs. Population growth and boundary changes saw the constituency gain a fourth seat in 1997, however, and this has given rise to some heated battles between the big two parties as well as seeing the emergence of Independent and Labour challenges.
lochartaigh has welcomed legislation that would criminalise the purchasers of sex. Speaking during a debate on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015, Senator Ó Clochartaigh said that prostitution is a vicious and brutal criminal enterprise which allows pimps, traffickers and thugs to exploit women and young girls.
Residents in Sandyvale Lawn are up in arms over the perceived failure of Irish Water to take heed of a report by the Galway City Council on the nature of the area's pipe network, and to inform its workers of the potential dangers when installing water meters in what is a wetland area.
There are 165 vacant council units in the county boundaries of Galway, a situation that has led one general election candidate to declare that with "thousands of people on housing waiting lists", the situation is now at "emergency levels".
Whether the date of the next General Election is November 20, as has been mooted recently, or comes during spring 2016, two predictions are already confidently being made - indeed they have become an article of faith for some, an incontrovertible truth for others - regarding the fate of two high profile candidates in Galway West.