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Leisureland has to be run like a business, with innovation and not with a civil service approach, that is the warning a number of councillors gave city council management after being informed the facility will now not open fully until early December.
Galway City Council is to produce a comprehensive report on the sewerage system in the Ballinfoyle Park area amid reports of sewage oozing out in back gardens and green areas.
Branded as a “noose” around Galway City Council’s neck, an audit report has found that Leisureland continues to lose money suffering a loss of more than €620,000 last year. However, this figure is being disputed by councillors on the facility’s board of directors who maintain the deficit is actually €180,000.
The impending transfer of water services to Irish Water has caused great concern among city councillors with many now calling on the Government to insure that each resident is provided with an adequate allowance and there is a flexible approach to determining that allowance.
The lack of a municipal art gallery, with proper facilities to house highly valuable art work such as the Daly Collection, which controversially was handed back to the owners, has been described this week as a major infrastructural deficit that must be addressed, with councillors calling on premises such as the historic Lynch’s Castle to be given back to the people of Galway for such a use.
A request for Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to meet with a delegation over what has been described as a “crisis” in the housing sector of Galway city is still expected to go ahead despite additional funding of between €100,000 and €150,000 being confirmed yesterday for the disabled persons grants.
Although nominations have yet to close for June’s Local Elections, attentions are already being focused on the likely results and the potential mayoral pacts that may be created post June.
Councillors have cost this city €2.13 million over the last five years while the mayoral transport is costing €209,000. It is time to call a halt to councillors’ expenses and abolish this “gravy train” system.
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