Galway Bay fm newsroom – The City Councils assets have increased by almost 80 million euro since 2015.
The figure has been revealed in the local authority’s financial statement for 2016, which has been distributed to councillors this week.
The report reveals that last year, the council finished in the black by over half a million euro.
The council has also managed to ringfence significant sums for future capital projects including 1.5 million euro for the upgrade of the city’s pedestrian areas, and one million euro for a new city burial ground.
Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris
GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.
Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.
The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.
That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.
Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.
McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.
The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.
Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.
Green light for 82 new homes in Rahoon
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The green light has been given for 82 new homes in Rahoon.
The project will see 53 houses, 14 apartments, 8 duplex units and 7 community units constructed at a site at Letteragh Road.
There’ll also be a new day centre for Ability West provided as part of the development, as well as a new foothpath along Letteragh Road.
City planners have approved the project led by Burkeway Homes with 25 conditions attached.