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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.
The budget 2014, with a projected expenditure of €80.5 million for the coming year, was adopted at a special meeting of the Galway City Council last Friday.
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.
Traffic gridlock and lack of adequate taxi rank spaces at Ceannt Station is “chaos” and will result in someone being injured if nothing is done, warned director of services Ciarán Hayes after outlining proposals for a new taxi rank at Fairgreen Road, which is hoped will alleviate the problem and make the area safer for the public.
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.
A local city councillor has warned that the massive hike in VHI premiums will result in more people reducing or dropping their private health insurance which will put additional pressure on the already overburdened public healthcare system.
Sarah Wairimu, who operates the children’s orphanage Dochas Nasamu near Kangari in Kenya, will be awarded an honorary arts degree in NUI, Galway on Tuesday October 21.