Galway council to take action over quarry

Lorna Siggins at the Irish Times notes an interesting planning story from Galway:

Galway city councillors voted unanimously last month to halt all works at the company’s Coolough site, several miles from the city centre, and the latest action by the council is due to be discussed tonight by the council.

A report circulated to councillors by the local authority late last week said that the company had quarried to a depth of 2.48m (10ft) below the 15-metre Ordnum Datum levels approved in the planning conditions.

She continues:

Galway City Council told The Irish Times that it could not respond to a series of questions before Monday’s report to the full council. However, a spokesman said that the local authority did not have any “sweetheart deal” with Lackagh Quarries, and all contracts for materials were subject to full public procurement proceedings.