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School Streets pilot scheme sees 14 per cent drop in daily car use

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A 14 per cent drop in daily car use, and an 11 per cent rise in the number of children walking to school, has been achieved following one year of the Galway City Council’s School Streets pilot scheme at Scoil Iognáid.

Council collects €400,000 in fines on Corrib Great Southern Site

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Galway City Council have received an estimated €400,000 in fines imposed under the Derelict Sites Legislation in discharge of amounts due for 2020 and 2021.

No progress on Kingston Parklands sports pitch and playground until 2022

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It is likely to be autumn 2022 before any work can start on the much needed sports ground, playground, and parking facilities for St John The Apostle School in Knocknacarra.

Our city councillors in 2021 - a review

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As we approach the end of another year, it is always interesting to review the local political goings-on in the Galway City Council. Let us examine each grouping in the chamber.

McNelis calls for tougher legislation to police short term letting in the city

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Legislation bringing in the Revenue Commissioners, and the charging of commercial rates and commercial water charges, needs to be brought in to tackle short term letting in the city centre.

COP26, biodiversity and Galway

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Policy-makers could really benefit from talking to children more. In a survey carried out at an event in June organised by the Galway National Park City initiative involving young people from 13 city primary schools, participants were asked what they loved most about Galway.

Pedestrian crossing ‘urgently needed’ at Blackrock, says Higgins

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A pedestrian crossing is “urgently needed” at Blackrock in Salthill as the current roundabout/junction “presents a real threat” to those who cross it “on a daily basis”.

Despite harrowing beginnings, the Irish in America are a success story

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In the 1860s, 20 years after Charles Dickens expressed his disgust at the living conditions in the vastly over-crowded tenements of New York’s ‘Five Points’, in Lr East Side, the situation simply got worse.

Climate emergency requires a united front of Galway’s stakeholders

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The recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report signed off by 195 governments is a truly terrifying read. It makes clear that Global Warming- characterised by more intense and frequent heatwaves, storms, rainfall, flooding and melting glaciers as well as rising sea levels, is due to human activity. It further stated that no part of the world is safe from its consequences and that these changes are accelerating.

Cheevers calls for Galway to become carbon neutral by 2025

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Galway city should aim to become a carbon neutral city by 2025 - a quarter of a century ahead of when the State plans to reach such a goal.

 

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