Several members of Tuam Town Council are concerned that people living in unfinished estates in the town are being asked to pay the new property tax.
However at a meeting of the Town Council this week they were told that it can be a slow process to have sections of a private estate taken over by the County Council.
In reply Director of Services Frank Gilmore said residents could apply to have a section of an estate that was fully finished taken over by the council but it was all a very slow process.
He added that unfortunately some developers don’t have the money to finish estates and there were also problems relating to bonds entered into by the developers and banks.
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New site for Coast Guard on Lough Derg in the pipeline
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Lough Derg, which borders counties Galway, Clare and Tipperary, is set to receive a new Coast Guard site.
The Office of Public Works has confirmed it’s currently at the early stages of a possible site purchase at Killaloe in county Tipperary for the Irish Coast Guard Service.
It follows a request by the Coast Guard for the OPW to seek a new site for its operations based in Killaloe, because the existing location has been deemed not suitable for its long-term requirements.
It’s understood the OPW is currently assessing two potential sites for the development.
It comes as earlier this month the RNLI assisted in the rescue of five people in Portumna who had been on board a cruiser which had caught fire at Castle Harbour.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte says it’s great to finally see some movement on the new site for the Coast Guard which plays a key role in keeping those on Lough Derg safe.
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