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The New Year has arrived and many of us have set goals and targets for 2020 which may include getting fit, going on a diet, or taking up a new pastime.
For the past three years, São Paulo's Davi Hora has been artist in residence with Galway Community Circus. In this interview, he tells of how he made the move from the samba and sunshine of Brazil to cloudy and rainy Galway, and his no-less remarkable shift from studying philosophy to the world of circus.
Heavy restrictions on, and in some cases outright banning of, busking in Galway city centre, sends a message that is "damaging to our city, damaging to our reputation, and damaging to Brand Galway".
Galway city's streets will be filled with sound of music until at least September as councillors voted to defer making a decision on draft street performance and busking bye-laws at City Hall on Monday evening.
Despite a majority of public submissions being against the Galway City Council's proposed busking by-laws last year - conservatively more than 95 per cent against - the council proceeded to vote in the new laws, only to have them revoked recently, due to a technical error on the council's part.
City Hall's controversial bye-laws to severely restrict and limit busking along Shop Street and Willamsgate Street must be "passed and implemented without delay" according to the Galway City Business Association.
There were heated exchanges at City Hall on Monday evening as it was announced that busking bye-laws would sent out for public consultation, discussed, and debated again.
The end of the year gives us time to reflect and to take stock of what we have done. It is also a time when the pace of work slows and we spend time with family and friends, share gifts and indulge. The picture of warm hearth and a decorated tree comes into the minds eye. This, or some similar variation, is how it ought to be for all.
Over 220 people have presented themselves as homeless to Mayo County Council already this year.
One new person is becoming homeless every day in the west and is forced to seek emergency accommodation, according to figures that have been described as shocking by Galway Simon Community.