Date Published: 10-Jun-2009
A Connemara farmer and retired undertaker has made a settlement of half a million euro to the Revenue Commissioners according to the latest tax defaulters list.
The list contains details of over 100 settlements accepted between January and March of this year – 15 of which exceeded one million euro.
Farmer and retired undertaker Joseph Ridge of Tiernee, Lettermore tops the Galway list
Mr Ridge made a settlement of just over half a million euro for underdeclaration of income tax and a revenue offshore assets account investigation case
The second highest Galway settlement was made by company director Michael Curley of Kiltormer Ballinasloe
Mr Curley made a settlement of 450 thousand euro for underdeclaration of income tax, VAT and Capital Acquisitions tax, revenue offshore assets account investigation case and single premium insurance products case
Company director Patrick King of Frenchfort Oranmore made a settlement of just over 180 thousand euro
Mr King’s settlement was for underdeclaration of income tax and capital gains tax and a revenue single premium insurance products case
Company director Bernard Conroy of Mucklon, Ballyforan Ballinasloe made a settlement of just under 79 thousand euro
Mr Conroy’s settlement was for underdeclaration of income tax and a revenue single premium insurance products case
Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case
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.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
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.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
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.