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Full-time CEO to oversee return of Volvo Ocean Race

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Date Published: 07-Apr-2011

By Dara Bradley

Preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race 2012 Galway stopover took a leap forward this week with the organising committee, Let’s Do It Galway, launching a recruitment drive for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

The round the world race begins in Alicante, Spain this October and the grand finale will take place in Galway in July of next year.

The Irish organisers of the biggest sailing event in the world, which was such a huge success when it arrived in Galway in 2009, have begun recruiting for a CEO.

Chairman of Let’s Do It Galway, John Killeen, confirmed to the Galway City Tribune that the CEO post will be a paid position with a contract of between 12 and 18 months.

Mr Killeen, an unpaid volunteer with the organisation was one of the men responsible for attracting the event to Galway initially, said he hopes the appointment of the CEO will be made by mid-May.

“We are 15 months out from the Galway stopover of the race and this is the next step in our preparations. We will be putting a full professional team together in the coming months and the first step is the appointment of a CEO. Up to now the people working on it have all been part-time and voluntary, but we are now putting a professional team in place.

“The CEO will be appointed by mid-May and then we will be hiring a number of other professionals to work with the CEO,” said Mr Killeen.

Up to 50,000 corporate guests are expected to come to Galway for the end of the gruelling event, with 600,000 individual visitors to the Race Village set to match the corresponding figure for the 2009 stopover. The event could raise up to €80m for the local economy.

 

For more on this story, see the Galway City Tribune.

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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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