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Leisureland has to be run like a business, with innovation and not with a civil service approach, that is the warning a number of councillors gave city council management after being informed the facility will now not open fully until early December.
The majority of councillors elected to the Galway city and county councils are opposed to, or have serious concerns about, the proposed salmon farm for Galway Bay.
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.
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.
Branded as a “noose” around Galway City Council’s neck, an audit report has found that Leisureland continues to lose money suffering a loss of more than €620,000 last year. However, this figure is being disputed by councillors on the facility’s board of directors who maintain the deficit is actually €180,000.
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.
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.
The new city manager Brendan McGrath was given a warm welcome at this month’s meeting of the Galway City Council with many councillors pledging to work together for the betterment of the city.
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.
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.