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Galway to proceed with European Capital of Culture 2020 bid

A budget of around €20 million will be required for a successful bid for the European Capital of Culture 2020, according to Galway city manager Brendan McGrath who assurred supportive councillors this week that the title will have “huge positive implications for Galway” for years to come.

Galway County Council to take the lead in new Galway City Outer Bypass scheme

The Galway County Council is to be the lead authority in the €300 million Galway City Outer Bypass scheme with new consultants being appointed to prepare a new application which could be ready for submission to An Bord Pleanála 15 months from now.

Councillors’ concern over household allowance ahead of Irish Water transfer

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.

Councillors unite to protect Merlin Woods against plans for bus corridor

No quality bus corridor should ever be allowed to go through Merlin Woods which is a jewel that needs to be protected, so say councillors who following a lengthy debate at Monday’s Galway City Council meeting finally agreed to allow the plans to temporarily suspended while the relevant SPCs and consultants can explore previous policies, analyses, and perhaps an alternative route.

Councillors agree to WDC request for Solas funding

It had seemed that the Solas Art House Cinema was in trouble yet again this week after councillors expressed serious concern over a request by the Western Development Commission (WDC) that Galway City Council funding of €200,000 be directed to it rather than the projects committee.

Concern for future of council refuse service as 125 customers per month leave

The future of Galway City Council’s refuse collection service could be at risk - this was the concern expressed by many councillors who called for a public relations campaign to be launched after being informed that 125 customers per month, over the last four months, have been lost to competitors.

Major changes to city electoral wards to be announced next week

Galway city’s three electoral wards are next week due for major revisions ahead of next year’s Local Elections with extra seats for two wards, Galway City East to lose a seat, and Menlo, Castlelawn, and Tirellan to be transferred into Galway City Central.

Labour calls for Right to Read campaign

Around 19 per cent of secondary students drop out of school just after their Junior Cert or when they reach 15. Many do so because they have difficulty with reading and writing.

An epic day which yielded change

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Not long after 9am on Saturday as the boxes were opened in Leisureland and the tallymen got to work, patterns began to emerge that would remain unaltered throughout the day. Galway was giving its backing to Labour, but it was not exactly punishing Fianna Fáil.

Who is running in Galway city in 2009?

Once the Christmas and New Year festivities are over and Ireland settles down to the winter of discontent of the recession, local politicians will hit the campaign trail in earnest for June’s Local Elections.

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