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Galway City Council adopts ‘pro-business and pro-jobs’ budget 2014

The budget 2014, with a projected expenditure of €80.5 million for the coming year, was adopted at a special meeting of the Galway City Council last Friday.

Galway development is fifty years behind due to outer bypass delay

Galway county councillors have given their approval for the local authority to take the lead in progressing the Galway City Outer Bypass warning that the lack of such vital infrastructure was putting the city and county back 50 years in development.

Barna Recycling to take over city council refuse service

Barna Waste has reinvented itself as Barna Recycling after being named this week as the preferred bidder to take over Galway City Council’s household waste collection service.

City manager stands firm on decision to privatise refuse service

Embattled city manager Brendan McGrath is standing firm in his decision to privatise the council refuse service stressing that he “cannot and will not stop the bidding process” because of his responsibility to protect the local authority’s finances and gives the best option for protecting the remaining customers.

Tuam welcomes refusal of anaerobic waste plant planning permission

The people of Tuam will not stand by and allow their town to be continually targeted by developers of anaerobic waste digestion plants, according to county councillor Shaun Cunniffe who welcomed the refusal by the local authority to grant planning permission to the latest application.

Strawberry and potato sellers are not breaking any law

Independent councillor Gerry Ginty this week questioned the legality of roadside strawberry sellers which have popped up around the roadsides of the county in recent weeks.

“Nuclear” playground finally gets go-ahead

Nimbyism and the first party-political spat of next year’s local elections dominated the meeting to decide the siting of the long-awaited playground for Tyrrellspass earlier this week.

Anti-social behaviour fails to deter councillors from demanding removal of Luan gates

Overwhelming protest from Athlone’s town councillors will see steel gates erected at the underpass at the Luan Gallery removed immediately.

Minister urged to exempt flooded houses from property tax

A motion calling on Environment Minister Phil Hogan to exempt householders affected by the big flood of 2009 from having to pay property tax on houses which were damaged and, in many cases, have been rendered valueless was passed at this month’s meeting of the Galway County Council.

Chamber president tells Kilcoyne to ‘stop the point scoring’

Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has reacted strongly to criticisms directed at the organisation by local independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.


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