Evening-time economic system proposal for Mayo city | Connaught Telegraph

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Evening-time economic system proposal for Mayo city | Connaught Telegraph


Minister Hildegarde Naughton pictured on the launch of the Evening Time Financial system Taskforce Report

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Tue 21 Jun 2022, 5:37 PM

MAYO County Council is placing collectively a submission for Ballina to be one among six Irish cities/cities chosen to participate in a brand new night-time economic system pilot programme.

Tom Gilligan, director of companies, stated if profitable, it could present alternatives and invite concepts for the city.

The appliance name for native authorities will shut on June 24 and the chosen cities/cities shall be introduced this summer time.

Mr. Gilligan stated that even when unsuccessful in its utility for Ballina, parts will come out of it that shall be worthwhile going ahead.

He revealed that the subsmission is being made after Councillor Seamus Weir complained that it’s troublesome if not not possible to get a taxi after 11.30 p.m. in Ballina now.

The submisssion, Mr. Gilligan defined, would hyperlink in with transport at night-time.

A greater late-night bus service might be an enormous a part of a profitable night-time economic system, stated Councillor Jarlath Munnelly.

Councillor Mark Duffy stated the night-time economic system proposal is an thrilling one that gives an awesome alternative for the city centre.

On the broader financial efficiency of the city, Councillor John O’Hara complained in regards to the variety of vacant buildings in Ballina city centre and instructed the MD ought to arrange a gathering with the Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Membership with a view to arising with ideas on easy methods to entice extra companies to come back to Ballina, maybe by providing one thing by the use of an incentive.

“We have now to get extra retailers,” he stated. “It is getting extra derelict by the day.”

Nonetheless, Mr. Gilligan stated quite a lot of vacant properties shall be coming again into use and identified that work is ongoing in relation to emptiness and the Derelict Websites Register.

“There are proposals on the desk,” he stated. “It would appear to be a sluggish course of however there definitely are some optimistic shoots showing in the meanwhile.”

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