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CITY COUNCIL AND TRAVELLERS DUE BACK BEFORE THE COURT TODAY

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Date Published: 09-Apr-2009

The City Council and a group of travellers currently illegally camped ion the Headford road are due back before the courts this afternoon.

Yesterday, the High Court dismissed an application by the Travellers for an injunction preventing the City Council from moving them from a site near Barna waste on the Headford road.

Members of the Delaney, McGinley, Donavan, Stokes and Corcoran families applied for the injunction preventing the Council enforcing a Circuit Court order to have them move from the temporary halting site.

The families’ application for an injunction was dismissed on procedural grounds by Mr. Justice John Edwards.

The injunction was sought as part of judicial review proceedings against the City Council’s decision to have the travellers moved.

Margaret Ní Riada of Galway Traveller Movement says the travellers will this afternoon seek permission to appeal the Circuit Court decision….

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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