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It was long pegged as the electoral ward with the most to offer. For political anoraks and analysts this was the one with the ‘get in the front row and get the popcorn out’ factor - this was the one that asked big questions.
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.
Social Democrats candidate John Crowley has said that this election comes at a pivotal moment in the history of Galway city and county and offers the electorate an opportunity to take stock of where we are.
Average monthly rents in Galway city have escalated to €1,260 a month, according to the latest Daft.ie report. Despite this being below the national average of €1,366, it is still an 11.4 per cent increase over the last year.
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.
The Galway City Council has been criticised for removing wild vegetation in South Park, with one local election candidate accusing City Hall of "breaking its biodiversity commitments" in its own Galway City Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2024.
Despite the fact that Labour city councillor Billy Cameron is not contesting May's Local Elections, he could well prove to be the most influential figure in determining the outcome of the final seats in Galway City Central.
Irish politics needs more women. With the upcoming Local Elections, we are presented with a great opportunity to expand the number of women involved, especially as, currently, the national average of women’s representation at local councils is at 21 per cent.
John McDonagh will join Mayor Niall McNelis on the Labour Party's Local Election ticket for Galway city, with Mr McDonagh running in the highly competitive Galway City Central ward.
The length of time the 'green man' on pedestrian crossings is displayed for needs to be lengthened on pedestrian crossings across the city, to allow more time for people to cross city roads safely.