Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach for Galway City and County Councils will be selected next week (June 6).
The 18 newly elected city councillors and 39 county councillors will hold the first of their meetings for their five year term next Friday.
Galway County Council will hold its annual meeting at County Buildings at 2 next Friday.
This will be followed by a meeting of the new city council at City Hall on College Road at 6pm.
Central to the agenda for both meetings is the election of the Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach.
The city council will also make appointments to a number of outside bodies including the Association of Irish Local Government.
The newly elected county council now has 12 Fianna Fail representatives, 12 Fine Gael, 11 independents, one Republican Sinn Fein and three Sinn Fein members.
17 of these are new councillors.
The renewed city council has representation from six independents, four Fine Gael, three Fianna Fail, three Sinn Fein and two Labour members.
Seven of these are new councillors.
The political wranglings for the balance of power will intensify over the bank holiday weekend in the countdown to the first meetings next Friday.
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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.
The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.
A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.
University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.
The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.
They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.
Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.
Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.
Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.
Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.
He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.