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A former Mayor of Galway has warned that Galway’s housing crisis "will multiply in the years ahead", unless the new Government introduces an affordable housing scheme with a substantial discount to buyers.
Anti-social behaviour has gone "out of control" in some housing estates in Galway city, "particularly on the east side" of the city, and there is an urgent need for enforcement of rules and support for families.
The Galway City Council must give due consideration to the people living in neighbouring houses, when it comes to allocating homes in social housing schemes under construction on the Monivea Road and in Belmont on the Dublin Road, according to a Galway city councillor.
A public meeting in Castle Park has heard objections from local residents to new houses planned for the area being allocated to members of the Traveller community.
Mounting objections to 17 planned houses for ‘infill’ sites in Castle Park, Ballinfoile, and Corrib Park are the result of "growing resentment" among local communities at what they believe "is years of their local areas being neglected and forgotten".
Commitments by the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to bring forward an affordable housing scheme are welcome, but to have any real effect, the scheme must come into operation “as soon as possible”.
Allegations of ‘delay tactics’ and a lack of finance preventing social housing being built in Galway
Allegations have been made that a mixture of “delay tactics”, no emergency planning, and a lack of finance in the Department of Housing are preventing 69 local authority houses from being built in Galway, as the city’s housing waiting list rises to almost 5,000 families.
Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.