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LIOSBAN ADULT CINEMA BACK BEFORE THE COURTS

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Date Published: 10-Jul-2009

The owner of a city premises which is being used as an adult cinema is to bring proceedings against the tenants in a bid to have them evicted.

In January R Byrne Concrete Ltd., with offices at Victoria Place, Eyre Square was fined €1,000 before Galway District Court for the unauthorised use of the building at Unit 3, Liosbán Industrial Estate, Tuam Road

The company was also ordered by the court at the time to have its tenants, the Jade Winters Adult Store and Cinema, evicted by the end of June.

The eviction never took place, and Galway City Council decided to bring R Byrne Concrete Ltd. back before the District Court this week for non- compliance.

A solicitor for the Council told the court that the defendant company had a motion for default against its tenants listed for the Circuit Criminal Court sitting next Monday

Judge Mary Fahy said her District court list was very long and she did not think the contested matter would be reached.

With the consent of both the Council and the defendants, she noted the impending motion before the Circuit Court and adjourned the matter to October 6.

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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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