28 May 2024

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Tuam councillor reveals Galway county libraries significantly underfunded

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Tuam councillor reveals Galway county libraries significantly underfunded

Tuam area councillor Donagh Killilea has claimed that libraries in Galway are significantly under-funded.

The Fianna Fáil councillor says the average spend per book in Galway is 55 cent, while nationally the average is €4 per book.

Councillor Killilea is pushing for at least a 100 percent increase in funding for Galway libraries for the next council term – regardless of who is re-elected after June 7th.

He says Galway is eight times below the national average, and that needs to change:

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