7 March 2024

~1 minutes read

Accusations fly at City Hall amid bid to stop controversial housing plans in Ballinfoile

Share story:
Accusations fly at City Hall amid bid to stop controversial housing plans in Ballinfoile

There were heated scenes at a meeting of Galway City Council this week, as the local authority was accused of treating people “like fools” over controversial infill housing plans in Ballinfoile.

The plans, which were recently revealed at a public meeting at extremely short notice, came completely out of the blue for local councillors and residents alike.

They’ll use green space at Ballinfoile Park for up to 10 new homes, which city council describes as essential to enable older people and those with disabilities continue to live in the community.

At this week’s meeting, a vote led by Councillor Mike Cubbard to drop the plans was approved by a majority of 10 to 5 councillors.

The vote is symbolic as the plans are being advanced under special legislation, but Councillor Cubbard is hoping it will be respected.

Share story:

Land Development Agency first patron of UG based Construct Innovate

The Land Development Agency has been announced as the first patron of the University of Galway based Construct Innovate. Construct Innovate is the nationa...

University of Galway marks Earth Day with student sustainability leaders

University of Galway has marked Earth Day by announcing the winners of the Student Sustainability Leadership Awards as Molly Hickey and Peter O’Neill. P...

Water outage affecting Headford surrounds

A water outage is today affecting Headford surrounds, Kilconly GWS, Gurraun North, Logawannia, Ballyfruit GWS and Cloghanower GWS It’s due to a burs...

Local councillor hopeful Tuam bypass works will finish before Friday

There’s much frustration today over traffic congestion in Tuam caused by road works which are scheduled to last until Friday Emergency resurfacing w...