Green councillor warns about dangers of poorly-lit city centre

Green Party councillor Martina O’Connor has proposed a motion that street lighting be installed as a matter of urgency in the area referred to as The Plots, behind Waterside West of Dyke Road.

“This area is in the centre of the city, has Galway City Council pay and display parking but is in complete darkness at night, or on winter evenings,” she said.

“A car was recently broken into while the owner attended a Town Hall show with their grandchildren and their tax and Insurance discs were stolen.

“The prompt response of Gardai recovered the stolen items, but the family in question report being surprised how very dark the area was on return to their vehicle.

“It is a gap in safe lighting in a city centre area, so I would call for lighting to be installed promptly for personal and property safety,” she concluded.


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