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Approval for new hotel in city’s west end

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A proposal for a new hotel in the city’s west end has been approved by the city council.
Carrolls Inns Limited has been granted planning permission for the hotel at Dominick Street, subject to conditions.
The development involves demolishing a building at the back of 39 Dominick Street and building a 43-bedroom hotel, pub and restaurant.
It also consists of alterations and extensions to numbers 39 and 41 to 43 Dominick Street, which are protected structures.
The redevelopment is subject to 19 planning conditions, one of which requires the applicant to pay 75 thousand euro to the local authority as a transportation contribution.
A further 30 thousand 900 euro must be paid to the city council as part of the Development Contribution Scheme.
Also a conservation architect and an archaeologist must be employed to supervise works and carry out pre-development testing.

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Three Galway names on latest tax defaulters list

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are three Galway names on the latest tax defaulters list, published by Revenue for the first quarter of the year

The top Galway settlement of just over 155 thousand euro was made by medical consultant Sultan Sherif Abdel Hanid

The consultant with an address at Corcullen, Bushypark, made the settlement in a revenue audit case for under-declaration of income tax

The next Galway settlement involved offshore cementer Alan Killeen of Carragh Hill in Salthill

Mr Killeen made a settlement of just under 49 thousand euro in a revenue enquiry case for non-declaration of income tax

The third Galway settlement was made by retired employee Brian D Place of Cregboy, Claregalway

Mr Place paid just over 42 thousand euro in a revenue enquiry case for non-declaration of Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax

Nationally, the top tax settlement of 11.7 million euro was made by a motor vehicle dealer from Offaly

James Joseph Daly, of Grays Meadow Cloghan topped the list of 30 cases on the Tax Defaulters list

A business based in North Dublin has made a tax settlement of just over 4 million euro

Oshima Ireland Limited, a precision metal component manufacturer, based at Woodford Business Park in Santry made the settlement

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Seanad hears multinationals in Galway concerned over travel restrictions

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard that multinationals in Galway are concerned over the Government’s Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The matter was raised by Senator Sean Kyne, who said there’s a clear feeling among senior management that Ireland is being left behind.

He noted that many competitor countries are back operating international travel, immediately putting Galway at a disadvantage.

He further pointed out that many local businesses, healthcare facilities and third level institutions are also heavily reliant on international connectivity.

Citing the concerns of Galway-based multinationals, Senator Kyne argued an urgent debate is now needed – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Concerns over dangerous state of roads between Tuam and Ballymoe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns are being raised over the dangerous state of the roads between Tuam and Ballymoe.

The issue was raised at a meeting of the Ballinasloe municipal district by Councillor Declan Geraghty.

He pointed out there’s a number of stretches in a particularly terrible condition, such as between Dunmore and Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty said as someone who drives a truck on those roads, “the wheel would nearly be whipped out of your hands” at times.

Councillor Dermot Connolly agreed and said if Councillor Geraghty thought it a bad experience in a truck, he should try it in a basic tractor.

It was acknowledged that some of the poor surface conditions are due to pipe-laying works as part of the project to bring water from Lough Mask to Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty believes there is an urgent need for works – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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