Transfer of Galvone properties approved

Cllr Sarah Kiely

ELEVEN months after it first appeared on the Council’s agenda, approval was finally given last week for the disposal of land at Galvone Industrial Estate to Tait House Community Enterprise.

Councillors in the Metropolitan District came to an impasse a number of times in the last year on the matter, with Fine Gael councillor Sarah Kiely calling for the item to be deferred last July and September until they had more information.

But after months at loggerheads, councillors agreed at last week’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council to dispose of the site of the former Provincial Floors Coverings Ltd at Galvone Industrial to the community development co-operative for €90,000.

It was one of 18 sites disposed of by the local authority during the meeting, including one at the site of the former Southill Boxing Club at Galvone Industrial Estate to the Trustees of Southill Boxing Club.

Speaking at the meeting in Limerick Racecourse, Cllr Sarah Kiely commented, “I am not opposing the disposal of the properties in Galvone. I have spoken about this at Metropolitan level.

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“I am voicing my concern with the current process used for the disposal of all commercial properties. However, I am willing to trust the judgement of the executive on this issue. I would like the record to reflect this,” she added.