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Paying €500 million for the 16.5km N6 Galway outer bypass, which works out at €30 million a kilometre, is an "obscenity", particularly when the road will do little to solve traffic congestion in the city, and when there are "cheaper, cleaner, and more sustainable solutions".
At least 15,000 people are now on the Galway City Council's housing waiting list, at a time when the council only has enough money to build 13/14 houses in Knocknacarra, but no permission from the Government to actually build them.
Protest works. This is the message of the last number of weeks. Although Insider is uncomfortable with some of the more intimidating displays seen recently, there is no denying that the scale of the anti-water charges protests, the palpable public anger, and the unprecedented display of hostility shown to both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste has chastened the Government.
It was not the bank collapse of 2008, the implosion of the economy, the unforgivable bank guarantee, nor four years of harsh austerity measures which forced the Irish people on to the streets in protest.
Water services will go the way of refuse collection in Galway with privatisation a virtual certainty in the near future, Independent city councillor Catherine Connolly has warned.
A number of elderly people attending a day care centre in the city must organise their own transport to and from the facility because a HSE West bus service is no longer available.
South Park must not be turned into a 200 space car park to accommodate Pearse Stadium and City Hall has a duty to reject any such application by the GAA.
The deadline for community submissions for the operation of the Knocknacarra Community Centre has been extended to Friday September 5 at 4pm.
The allocation of more than €750,000 to bring back to use 53 vacant houses to provide quality homes for families across Galway has been broadly welcomed, but a number of public representatives are calling on the Government to do more to address the growing housing crisis.
The Fine Gael/Labour Government has been accused of abandoning all pretence of providing a home for people in Galway city where there are now 3,597 households on the housing waiting list, an estimated 10,000 people have been on the list for periods of up to 12 years.