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Run Leisureland as a business and with innovation, say councillors

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.

Council to examine sewage health hazard at Ballinfoyle Park

Galway City Council is to produce a comprehensive report on the sewerage system in the Ballinfoyle Park area amid reports of sewage oozing out in back gardens and green areas.

Council told to respect ratepayers and stop Eyre Square commercialisation

Commercial activity in Eyre Square is to be severely curtailed following representations made by Fianna Fail city councillor Ollie Crowe who pressed the Galway City Council to respect ratepayers and revoke any commitments already made.

Community given chance to submit Knocknacarra centre plan

Concerns that the new €3.4 million Knocknacarra Community Centre will be taken over by a commercial operator have been allayed somewhat with community groups and local clubs now being given a six-week window to submit a business plan for the running and management of the facility.

Councillors vote unanimously to scrap Merlin Woods bus corridor

City councillors have voted unanimously to remove the controversial proposal for a bus corridor through Merlin Woods from the Galway City Development Plan.

Immediate funding needed for unfinished estates left like ‘builder’s yards’

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.

Pádraic Ó Conaire to be left in peace, but give Eyre Square a replica

A bronze replica of the much-loved historical figure of Pádraic Ó Conaire, costing in the region of €45,000, could soon be placed where the original statue once stood in Eyre Square, perhaps finally bringing to an end a saga which councillors at a recent Galway City Council meeting said had gone on far too long.

Councillors change tack after opposition to Merlin Park QBC grows

Councillors are anxious to remove plans for a quality bus corridor through Merlin Park Woods, which they had previously approved in two city development plans, as opposition to the measure gathers pace.

Castlegar Athletic Club, a brief history

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The Castlegar Hurling Club ladies’ committee decided to hold a parish sports day on National Children’s Day, Sunday June 8 1975. They enlisted the help of Seán Duffy and Patsy Durnin in the organisation of the event, which turned out to be an outstanding success. As a result, they decided to enter a team of 40 athletes in the County Community Games. Seán Duffy organised training sessions twice a week, a banner and a set of green and white singlets were purchased, and there was great excitement as the big day approached. This excitement reached fever pitch when Ann Fahy won the gold medal in the girls’ under-14 100 metres, and Patricia Grealish brought home a bronze medal in the girls’ under-12 200 metres.

Cameron claims a victory for Newcastle community

An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to grant planning permission to Meteor to retain mobile phone masts on a house in Newcastle has been hailed as a “major victory for the Newcastle community” by Labour Cllr Billy Cameron.

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