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Galway City Council 2019-2024

  • 08-06-2019 11:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ RainNeverBow


    Thought it might be worthwhile to have an ongoing thread about the Council.

    Looks like history was made with the first every pact without Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.

    Independents, Greens, Social Democrats, and Labour control the pact. Mike Cubbard is elected as the first Mayor of the 5 years.

    FF/FG threw a romp according to reports and Ollie Crowe refused to be in the group photo. Should be an interesting 5 years.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,258 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Threw a romp? A romp involving councillors is not what I voted for.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    They’re an embarrassment


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,695 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    Mike Cubbard is elected as the first Mayor of the 5 years
    "Your Worship" :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Ah, Mike Cubbard's a decent and hardworking guy in fairness. Glad to see him as Mayor, he deserves it as much as anyone has.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    They’re an embarrassment

    What does that say about the people who elected them?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,546 ✭✭✭ Bredabe


    Ah, Mike Cubbard's a decent and hardworking guy in fairness. Glad to see him as Mayor, he deserves it as much as anyone has.
    He has multiple times, gone out of his way to furnish info/help, to ppl he knew couldn't vote for him when their elected rep couldn't be bothered/ignoring them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    What expenses do councillors get?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,929 ✭✭✭ DaCor




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Do the overnight expenses have to be vouched (B&B, 3,4,5 Star hotel ? ) or can councillors stay with family members or can they sleep in their cars and claim?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,929 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    bobbyss wrote: »
    Do the overnight expenses have to be vouched (B&B, 3,4,5 Star hotel ? ) or can councillors stay with family members or can they sleep in their cars and claim?

    What did you find when you googled your query and read through the associated information?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    DaCor wrote:
    What did you find when you googled your query and read through the associated information?

    Googling a query? Who said anything about googling a query?

    The link you mentioned gave I think the basic salary, €16,000 approx. It mentioned the amount of one or two claimants. Some other stuff which I can't remember.

    It didnt (as far as I know ) indicate what type of accommodation claimants could stay in. I don't think it mentioned whether you have to provide receipts to make a claim although I am open to correction on that. It didn't mention anything about staying with relatives and making a claim either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,929 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    bobbyss wrote: »
    Googling a query? Who said anything about googling a query?

    The link you mentioned gave I think the basic salary, €16,000 approx. It mentioned the amount of one or two claimants. Some other stuff which I can't remember.

    It didnt (as far as I know ) indicate what type of accommodation claimants could stay in. I don't think it mentioned whether you have to provide receipts to make a claim although I am open to correction on that. It didn't mention anything about staying with relatives and making a claim either.

    Sigh, see attached I guess

    Took all of 30 seconds to find with a simple search


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    DaCor wrote:
    Took all of 30 seconds to find with a simple search

    DaCor wrote:
    Sigh, see attached I guess

    I'll have a look later on. Thanks for going to the trouble. I appreciate it. But then if you're going to start moaning about it.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    I have been to conferences where a lot of county councillors attended. Invariably a carload of at 3-4 would arrive, sign in, spend half the morning on their phone, stay for the free lunch then head off. Pretty sure there would be 3-4 separate mileage and subsistence claims.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    Zzippy wrote: »
    I have been to conferences where a lot of county councillors attended. Invariably a carload of at 3-4 would arrive, sign in, spend half the morning on their phone, stay for the free lunch then head off. Pretty sure there would be 3-4 separate mileage and subsistence claims.

    Did they all wear robes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Zzippy wrote:
    I have been to conferences where a lot of county councillors attended. Invariably a carload of at 3-4 would arrive, sign in, spend half the morning on their phone, stay for the free lunch then head off. Pretty sure there would be 3-4 separate mileage and subsistence claims.

    I tbought this expenses business and vouching for same was a big controversy about ten years ago. Thought everything had to transparent since then. I had heard about councillors sleeping in their cars/staying with relatives and then claiming. Surely all that has been sorted and every councillor's expenses are 100% transparent and above board.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Zzippy wrote: »
    I have been to conferences where a lot of county councillors attended. Invariably a carload of at 3-4 would arrive, sign in, spend half the morning on their phone, stay for the free lunch then head off. Pretty sure there would be 3-4 separate mileage and subsistence claims.

    Pity the people from the county cannot manage to elect better-quality councillors so.


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