Search Results for 'Cllr Declan McDonnell'

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Change needed to tackle housing crisis

The Rental Accommodation Scheme is a waste of time, that is according to a number of city councillors who called for major change to properly address the housing crisis which has gripped the city and left many families with young children homeless.

Traffic delay warning as stop/go in place as Lough Atalia ahead of road lowering

Motorists are being warned of possible traffic delays caused by a stop/go system at Lough Atalia bridge to facilitate site investigations ahead of a major road lowering project due to begin next January.

Price is not right for Royal Tara site

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A decision on the sale of the 1.9 hectare Royal Tara China site in Mervue has been deferred after city councillors raised concerns that the figure agreed of €535,000 was not good enough for such a prime site.

Council blasted for lack of information on Lough Atalia Bridge works

City councillors have refused to give approval to works to lower the road under Lough Atalia Bridge until proper consultation is carried out with businesses and locals affected by the estimated two-month closure of this major route and the details of a full transport management plan are provided.

Immediate funding needed for unfinished estates left like ‘builder’s yards’

The plight of residents left living in unfinished estates resembling ‘builder’s yards’ was highlighted in the Galway City Council chamber last week with the passing of motions calling for immediate Government funding and changes to legislation to prevent guilty developers making future planning applications.

Audit expresses concern over inadequacy of Council’s fixed asset register

Councillors have called on Galway City Council to “get it together” and draw up an accurate register of fixed assets throughout the city after an independent audit report expressed concerns over the inadequacy of the registration progress.

Temporary helipad at Shantalla park is not an ‘HSE land grab’

Accusations that the HSE is attempting yet another “land grab” at the site of the Shantalla Neighbourhood Park were vehemently denied at Monday’s meeting of the Galway City Council where a motion calling for approval of Part 8 proposal for the provision of a €250,000 temporary helipad on the council owned land was eventually passed.

Councillors deplore ‘mythical’ sale of refuse service

Despite the tendering process to privatise the household waste collection service being already at the half way stage, many city councillors are still calling on city manager Brendan McGrath to reconsider his controversial decision which they describe as a “mythical sale” and a further culling of the power of elected members.

Targets of thugs are afraid of reprisals if they report attacks to gardai

Youths enjoying the sunny weather in Salthill are being targeted by a gang of thugs, with one boy requiring medical attention after he was beaten up and his front teeth broken, members of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) were told this week.

Handing over vital residential land to NAMA-type Housing Agency branded as ‘absurd’

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Handing over zoned residential land to the Housing Agency has been described as an “absurd idea” when Galway has one of the worst housing crises in the country, that is according to Independent City Councillor Catherine Connolly.

 

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