Meeting to discuss recommended local authority merger

City Hall on College Road (left) and County Hall on Prospect Hill.

A special meeting of Galway County Council will take place tomorrow (Monday) to discuss a controversial report which recommends the merging of the city and county councils.
A report published by the Galway Local Government Committee in October recommends the creation of a single ‘Greater Galway Authority’.
The committee was established by then Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly in January 2015 to carry out a review of existing arrangements.
However, the subsequent recommendation of unification into a single body has prompted a severe backlash from many city and county councillors.
The special meeting to discuss the situation will take place at County Hall at 2pm.