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NO INCREASE PLANNED TO CITY COMMERCIAL RATE

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 05-Dec-2011

The City Council is not expected to increase commercial rates in its Budget for 2012.

The draft budget of just over 81 million euro will be discussed at a Special City Council Budget meeting next Monday. [Dec12]

It’s proposed to leave the commercial rate the same at 65 euro and 46 cent.

There are also no plans to increase parking charges in the city – the daily rate remains at 5 euro with an hourly on-street parking rate of 2 euro 60cent.

The draft budget states however, that consideration will be given to revising the charging regime at the Dyke Road carpark.

The Council is proposing to increase water charges for businesses by 25 cent to 2euro and 25 cent per cubic metre.

It’s proposed to revise the waiver scheme for waste management from 250 euro to 159 euro, saving the Council around 150 thousand euro.

The City Council has not received any notification of its Local Government Fund for 2012, but it’s estimated to be reduced by about 10 percent to around 6.8 million euro.

The Draft Budget also makes provision for additional expenditure in 2012.

These include expenditure on the Volvo Ocean Race Finale and loan charges for Ballinfoile/Castlegar Community Centre, Galway Main Drainage and the Séamus Quirke Road project.

 

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Visiting restrictions lifted at UHG following vomiting bug outbreak

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Visiting restrictions have been lifted at University Hospital Galway following an outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

The restrictions had been in place on impacted wards since April 22nd.

Ann Cosgrove, General Manager at Galway University Hospitals says visiting restrictions are now being lifted as the outbreak is considered to be over.

However she warns that there are signs that the Winter Vomiting Virus is still active in the community.

 

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Two men before courts over county grow houses

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Two Asian men have appeared in court for sentence in connection with the discovery of cannabis "grow houses" in Tuam and Loughrea last year.

They appeared before Galway Circuit court.

Vietnamese national, 48 year old Hai Fam pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Court to the possession and cultivation of 189 cannabis plants worth €151,000 at a dormer bungalow at Raheen Oughter, Loughrea on August 28 last year.

In a separate case, Malaysian national, 34 year old Lim Chun Wan, pleaded guilty to the cultivation of 360 cannabis plants worth €288,000 at another rurally located house at Riverview, Corbally, Tuam on June 2 last year.

Judge Rory McCabe said an appropriate sentence in Hai Fam’s case was five years.

He put a stay on the order until next Wednesday to give the accused time to prove his travel arrangements.

He sentenced Lim Chun Wan to seven years in prison, given the greater value of plants found in his care.

He directed the remainder of the men’s sentences be suspended on their leaving this jurisdiction and warned them that if they ever returned to Ireland they would serve the balance of their sentence.

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City arthouse cinema granted 200 thousand euro

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

Galway City Council has agreed to provide 200 thousand euro in funding to the Art House cinema project.

It’s being termed as a final allocation, to be donated over four years, and is subject to the project securing further finance from the Western Development Commission.

The decision was made at last evening’s city council meeting where representatives of Solas explained how they are attempting to bridge a shortfall in funding to bring the building to completion.

The City Council acquired the site for the Art House Cinema on Merchants Road at a cost of 1.8 million euro, and donated it by way of long term lease.

Construction has been plagued with difficulties, however it’s now hoped the building will be completed this Autumn, and could be open by early 2014.

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