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A city councillor has blasted the Galway City Council for the lack of action taken on a request made last November to reinstate road safety signs around the city.
Suggestions that the organisation behind the Volvo Ocean Race Galway stopover was set to receive some €360,000 in Government funding towards its debts were short-lived last week when the Department of Transport moved to quash suggestions that funding was forthcoming.
NUI Galway’s sailing campaign has been named the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's (ICRA) ‘Boat of the Year’.
A new report from the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway reveals that the Volvo Ocean Race Finale (VOR) which took place in Galway city earlier this year, having hosted a stopover for the Race in 2009, was worth €60.5 million to the Irish economy. More than 500,000 visitors attended events during the festival period from June 30 to July 8 2012, with 16 per cent of those coming from outside of Ireland.
The young sailors of NUI Galway have won this year’s prestigious Boat of the Year award.
When businesses come together in their community they create an opportunity to build a strong community brand. This has been done with great success over the past number of years by the businesses in The Latin Quarter and The West End. Both of these areas have succeeded in building up a strong image through their unique online branding, business participation and mini festivals throughout the year.
Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne has called on Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport Leo Varadkar to support a bid for Galway to host the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014/15.
The Volvo Ocean Race will feature an all-female team for the first time since 2001-02 after global hygiene and forest company SCA announced they would enter a women’s crew for the next edition in 2014-15.
The spin-off from this month’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway is expected to pump up to €100 million into the Irish economy.
State funding is essential to underwrite the costs of hosting the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, and without it, it will not be coming back to Ireland in 2014/15.