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Publican tops list of Galway tax defaulters

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A publican from Tuam has topped the latest list of tax defaulters in Galway.
Vincent McGagh from Liskeavy, who is also a farmer, made a settlement of more than 165 thousand euro to the Revenue Commissioners.
It related to underdeclaration of Capital Gains Tax.
6 other Galway residents made settlements with the Revenue Commissioners in the first three months of this year.
The second highest settlement in Galway was made by medical consultant, Fabio Bartolozzi from Cloan, Stradbally North, Clarinbridge.
He made a settlement of almost 97 thousand euro for underdeclaration of Income Tax and PAYE/PRSI.
A settlement of 94 thousand euro was made by Marie Anne Smith of Truskey West, Barna for underdeclaration of Capital Acquisitions Tax.
The fourth highest Galway settlement was made by Brendan O’ Toole, a courier from Henry Street.
He made a settlement with Revenue Commissioners of 94 thousand euro for underdeclaration of Income Tax and VAT.
Tom Moran, a landscape gardener from Carranthomas, Craughwell is 5th of the list of Galway tax defaulters.
He made a settlement of over 85 thousand euro for underdeclaration of VAT and Income Tax.
The 6th Galway settlement was made by food outlet proprieter and landlord, John Casey from Bramley, Renville West, Oranmore.
He settled with the Revenue Comissioners for almost 62 thousand euro in relation to underdeclaration of Income Tax.
The final Galway name on the tax defaulters list is John O’ Rourke, a plasterer from Derreen Upper, Kilkerrin, Ballinasloe.
He made a settlement of just under 48 thousand euro for underdeclaration of VAT.
The total settlement amount made by 7 Galway people to Revenue Commissioners between January and March this year was just over 646 thousand euro.

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NUI Galway to launch partnership promoting culture, learning and research on islands and the west

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway will this morning launch a new partnership promoting the islands and the west as places of culture, learning and research.

It’s a joint partnership with Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oirr.

This morning’s launch will see 21 uniquely decorated currachs placed on display on the NUI Galway campus as part of a special exhibition celebrating Culture Night.

It’ll showcase works by artists John Behan, Jennifer Cunningham, Ger Sweeney and Áine Philips.

The launch will take place at the Quad at NUI Galway this morning at 11am.

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Jadotville veterans gather in Galway city for 60th anniversary of famous siege

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Veterans of the Siege of Jadotville will gather in Galway City later today to mark the 60th anniversary of the infamous Congo battle.

A small contingent of Irish troops serving as part of the United Nations Operation in the Congo were besieged in the mining town of Jadotville on the 13th September 1961by Katangese forces.

The Irish soldiers resisted attacks for five days but were eventually forced to surrender and held as prisoners of war before being released.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Memorial Garden of Renmore Barracks this afternoon at 3pm to mark the 60th anniversary of the final day of the siege, with 8 Jadotville veterans expected to attend.

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City councillors pave way for Aldi development at derelict site on Monivea Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – City councillors have paved the way for an Aldi development at a site on the Monivea Road that has been derelict for almost 20 years.

The site is a brownfield one that has previously been excavated, following the demolition of Comer Machinery in 2005.

German retailer Aldi has applied for planning permission on the site, however a considerable portion of the land that would be used for car parking is zoned industrial.

This means councillors have to approve the contravention of the Galway City Development Plan to allow it to be used for retail purposes.

At this week’s meeting of Galway City Council, there was widespread agreement that it was a very positive development, and the vote was passed unanimously in favour.

This mean the proposed development can go ahead in principle with no changes to the zoning of the land.

Aldi Ireland says it hopes to start construction in 2022, and to open the new €9 million store in Autumn 2023.

It says 30 new permanent jobs will be created when the store opens, while up to 50 jobs will be supported during the construction phase.

Councillor Declan McDonnell says after being just a “hole in the ground” for almost 20 years, there’s now a huge opportunity for development.

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