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FIVE GALWAY LOTS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN OCTOBER ALLSOP AUCTION

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Date Published: 10-Sep-2012

A former city petrol station site, a former Oranmore restaurant and a batch of six residential units in Portumna are just some of the Galway lots due to go under the hammer as part of a major auction next month.

The event being led by Allsop Space has a nationwide catalogue of 127 lots comprising 74 residential houses and apartments and 53 land lots and commercial properties.

The Galway batch includes a former Esso petrol station on the Headford Road close to the junction with Dyke Road with a reserve set not to exceed 400 thousand euro.

A long leasehold for the former Pantai Restaurant in the City Limits Complex in Oranmore is also up for grabs with a reserve not to exceed 75 thousand.

In Portumna, a long leasehold mid terrace building internally arranged to provide a ground floor takeaway unit and six residential units is also in the catalogue.

It’s situated on St Brendan’s Street with a reserve not to exceed 135 thousand.

The batch of six Galway lots also includes a bungalow in Tuam and two semi-detached houses at Gort na Mona in Headford.

Robert Hoban is Associate Director with Allsop Space and says the Galway mix contains some key commercial units with knock-down reserve prices compared to their boom-time value.

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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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