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CITY COUNCIL SLAMMED FOR HOUSING LOAN PROPOSAL

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Date Published: 12-Jun-2007

Galway City Council is belittling the ongoing housing crisis with vague and incomprehensive plans according to Cllr. Catherine Connolly.

A number of councillors were baffled at a meeting last night by a hazy request from the council to raise a major loan of €11 million for the purchase of lands at the Ballymoneen road.

After much discussion it was agreed to adjourn the matter until more information is available

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An Post responds to calls to upgrade city GPO

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

An Post says it’s examining a number of options in relation to its premises at Eglington Street in the city.

It follows calls from North West MEP Jim Higgins to improve the exterior of the building.

MEP Higgins says the front of the building on Eglington Street is in need of cleaning and takes away from the efforts of other retailers on the street to keep fresh, well maintained shop fronts.

Responding, An Post says it’s conscious any refurbishment work should be in keeping with the existing streetscape and would aim to enhance this busy public building.

A spokesperson adds that An Post is conscious of its current condition and is anxious to remedy that as quickly as possible.

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Fianna Fail’s O Cuiv praises government for fodder scheme extension

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Date Published: 11-May-2013

Galway West TD and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Eamon O Cuiv has praised the Minster for Agriculture Simon Coveney for extending the fodder scheme.

The Imported Fodder Transport Scheme will be extended by two weeks until Wednesday two weeks May 29th.

Deputy O Cuiv says the extension of the scheme is a common sense move and gives a huge boost to farmers.

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Galway Bus Eireann services resume

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Strike action at Bus Eireann in Galway has been suspended for 48 hours following a breakthrough in talks at the Labour Relations Commission last night.

After almost three hours of talks, the National Bus and Rail Union agreed to suspend its strike for two days, during which management would not implement the disputed cost reductions.

In the meantime, management and union representatives will attempt to hammer out an alternative way to secure cost savings.

Galway bus drivers had been holding a picket at the bus depot at the Docks since Sunday morning with staff on rotational rosters.

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