Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chairperson of Galway 2020 says she understands the public’s frustration at a lack of information about progress surrounding the group’s plans.
Aideen McGinley is responding to criticism from former Mayor of Galway, Padraig Conneely, who is calling for openness and transparency following the latest departure from the Galway 2020 organisational team.
Hannah Kiely has stepped down as Chief Executive of Galway 2020, after months of turmoil at the organisation.
Councillor Padraig Conneely has been critical of the group in recent months, amid concerns about funding and progress with the plan.
The organisation announced Hannah Kiely’s departure amid a raft of personnel changes, and the role of Chief Executive appears to have been dispensed with.
Mark O’Donnell is joining as Chief Operations Officer and Pearse Doherty as Head of Production.
However the vital role of Creative Director still hasn’t been filled following the departure of Chris Baldwin earlier this year.
Galway 2020 has announced the first phase of funding of €12.7 million for 27 projects across the city and county.
Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.
4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.
The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill
Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.
The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.
The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.
City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.
Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.
The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.
As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.
Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.