Search Results for 'Catherine Connolly (Ind)'

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European Capital of Culture should provide a lasting legacy, say councillors

Providing permanent structures for culture to flourish, such as a school of music and performing arts, would be the ideal legacy for a city that will be putting forward a bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020, a bid which requires support from all sectors.

Councillors criticise ‘illogical’ rent payments for library buildings

City councillors have called for the council to examine the possibility of acquiring permanent buildings to house library services instead of the “illogical” practice of paying rent of nearly €350,000 a year.

Galway City Council to examine investment in Knock airport

The Galway City Council is to join up with six other local authorities in examining an investment opportunity in Ireland West Airport Knock in the hopes that increased passenger numbers will lead to further development of business and tourism throughout the county.

Council to examine sewage health hazard at Ballinfoyle Park

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.

Anti-salmon farm group welcomes election result

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The majority of councillors elected to the Galway city and county councils are opposed to, or have serious concerns about, the proposed salmon farm for Galway Bay.

Bill for storm damage and repairs to rise by €135,000

As storms continue to bombard Galway city and coastline the bill for the cost of repairs, continues to rise with an extra €135,000, on top of the original estimation of €1.3 million, needed to reinstate and improve rock armour.

A centre for the community not for profit, say councillors as centre gets set to open

The new €3 million Knocknacarra Community Centre, which is due to open in mid to late August, must retain as much community involement as possible and should not be completely profit driven, according to a number of city councillors who expressed concerns regarding Galway City Council’s plans to tender out the management of the centre to a specialist operator.

Councillors’ concern over household allowance ahead of Irish Water transfer

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.

Councillors unite to protect Merlin Woods against plans for bus corridor

No quality bus corridor should ever be allowed to go through Merlin Woods which is a jewel that needs to be protected, so say councillors who following a lengthy debate at Monday’s Galway City Council meeting finally agreed to allow the plans to temporarily suspended while the relevant SPCs and consultants can explore previous policies, analyses, and perhaps an alternative route.

Councillors agree to WDC request for Solas funding

It had seemed that the Solas Art House Cinema was in trouble yet again this week after councillors expressed serious concern over a request by the Western Development Commission (WDC) that Galway City Council funding of €200,000 be directed to it rather than the projects committee.

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