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A total of €112,500 in unpaid dereliction site levies on the former Corrib Great Southern hotel remain unpaid from the last invoice issued in March for the site, a situation one city councillor called "a disgrace".
Westminster MPS voting to extend marriage equality to Northern Ireland, to bring the region into line with the rest of the UK, and also the Republic of Ireland, is "a massive forward step of progress for LGBT+ rights on this island".
New short term letting regulations without additional resources for the Galway City Council to enforce them will not produce positive results for the housing situation in Galway city, according to assistant CEO of COPE Galway, Martin O'Connor.
The pathway along the trainline from Renmore to Ceannt Station is "dreary", narrow, and is not "walker, bicycle, and buggy friendly", and is need of both renovation and being re-imagined.
A new funding scheme for childcare is in danger of "disproportionately going to those who are better off", while at the same time "hurting families" who live in "the areas of highest deprivation".
On Friday June 7, at the first meeting of the new city council, the 33-year-old Independent city councillor, Mike Cubbard, was elected Mayor of Galway city - in the process becoming one of the youngest people ever to hold the position, since it was founded in 1485.
The morning is over and it is well into afternoon now. Already we are looking at changes in the city’s political landscape - and also at how some things remain the same.
Fifty candidates are competing for 18 seats across the city's three electoral wards, but in reality, only half that number can truly be considered contenders. While the city is not expected to make sweeping changes to the make-up of its local government representation, some new faces are likely to feature when the new council meets in June.
Galway is "plagued by inefficient, unsafe, and non-connected cycling lanes" and a new vision for transport in the city, with "cyclists at its heart" is needed, according to the Social Democrats' Owen Hanley.
Standing in the middle of the betting ring in the race track in Ballybrit on a balmy summer's evening, admiring the show put on by the bookmakers, is a sight to behold.