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Galway county councillors have issued a strong message to the Government that the present level of air service to the Aran Islands must be maintained. Aer Arann has administered the service to the islands since 1970 and currently operates daily flights to Inis Mór, Inis Oirr, and Inis Meáin. All flights which take about 10 minutes from lift-off to touch down, depart and arrive from Connemara Regional Airport. The contract for the service is now up for renewal and there are fears due to a cut from Government to the air service subvention, the service will be reduced.
Galway county councillors have agreed to a material contravention of the Athenry Local Area Plan to make way for the development of a discount foodstore in the town.
Civil servants were accused of being ‘highly paid, underworked, living in an ivory tower, hatching crazy plans and taking no regard of what people want’ at Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council.
The public disquiet over the proposed construction of the Galway City N6 Transport project shows no sign of abating with county councillors arranging an emergency meeting next Monday to debate the heated issue.
Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council meeting began on an extremely positive note with councillors clamouring to be associated with Apple’s announcement that it was constructing a new data centre in Athenry. Special mention was given to local area councillor Peter Feeney who was singled out by a number of representatives for doing trojan work to attract industry to the locality.
A presentation on how the designation of Galway as the European Capital of Culture could benefit the county was given to councillors at this week’s local authority meeting. The designation celebrates Europe’s cultural diversity with two member States, Ireland and Croatia, sharing the 2020 title. Galway is currently putting together a bid and the successful bid will be announced in 2016, therefore giving a three year lead up to 2020.
Lisheenkyle National School have received €4,000 towards their Heritage Museum project following the announcement of the grant funding under the 2014 Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund.
All 39 seats have now been filled on Galway County Council, with 12 Independent councillors, 12 Fianna Fail, 12 Fine Gael, and three from Sinn Fein.
All of the declarations have been finalised for tomorrow’s ‘Galway County Council Local Summer Festival’ which will see 74 runners and riders go to post for what promises to be a day of high excitement for owners and trainers alike.
Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.