Search Results for 'Colette Connolly (Lab)'
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Candidates who have publicly opposed or raised concerns about the controversial salmon fish farm proposed for Galway Bay should be supported by voters tomorrow.
As storms continue to bombard Galway city and coastline the bill for the cost of repairs, continues to rise with an extra €135,000, on top of the original estimation of €1.3 million, needed to reinstate and improve rock armour.
The Galway City Council has backed down and scrapped plans to sell Shantalla Community Park and develop it into a primary care centre and car park after councillors and local residents continued to strongly oppose any change in the city development plan that would facilitate such a move.
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.
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.
Galway City Council is being urged to tackle the problem of derelict houses throughout the city, an on-going problem not just for the local authority but also for surrounding residents who are forced to live with these eyesores, some of which are rat infested, have trees growing through the roof, and pose a number of other health and safety risks.
Some right hand turns at Threadneedle Road junction, described as dangerous and causing major traffic congestion, could be eliminated altogether as part of on-going upgrade works, councillors were told at a recent meeting.
A bronze replica of the much-loved historical figure of Pádraic Ó Conaire, costing in the region of €45,000, could soon be placed where the original statue once stood in Eyre Square, perhaps finally bringing to an end a saga which councillors at a recent Galway City Council meeting said had gone on far too long.
The Solas Art House Cinema, beset by difficulties and delays since construction first began in 2009, has received a lifeline from Galway City Council with councillors unanimously agreeing this week to approve final additional funding of €200,000.
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.