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					             Galway City Community Forum
           Foram Pobal Chathair na Gaillimhe
         Quarterly Meeting 15th of March 2005

Date & location of      15th of March 2005
                        Training Room, Galway City Council, City Hall.
meeting:
Chairperson:            Mr. Shane Foran, Chair, Steering Group, GCCF
Attendance:             See Attached
Key Issues Discussed:   1. Minutes of Quarterly Meeting, 7th Dec. 2004
                        2. Election of New Members onto the Galway City
                           Development Board’s Co-ordinating
                           Mechanisms.
                        3. Re-forming Interest Groups


Key Decisions Made:     1. Minutes were proposed, seconded and adopted.
                        2. Mr. Shane Foran welcomed all members to the
                           quarterly meeting and explained the process of
                           electing new members onto the Galway City
                           Development         Boards’        Co-ordinating
                           Mechanisms. Mr. Foran advised that the night
                           was also about re-forming the sub-groups under
                           the Galway City Community Forum – that people
                           with mutual interests should work together.
                        3. Members of the Forum nominated themselves on
                           the night and spoke for two minutes why they
                           would like to represent the Forum on the Co-
                           ordinating Mechanism of the Galway City
                           Development Board.
                        4. Please see the attached list of the people
                           elected onto the Galway City Development
                           Boards’ 11 Co-ordinating Mechanisms.

A.O.B:                  Mr. Niall O’Brolcháin advised members that
                        Speakers Corner has commenced in Galway City
                        from Sunday the 6th of March and will take place
                        the first Sunday of every month at the corner of
                        Market Square at 2:30pm.

                        Mr. Shane Foran advised members to get together
                        and re-establish interest groups to meet up within
                        the next 10 days and report back to the Forum Co-
                        ordinator.
Galway City Development Board Co-     Name of elected member:
ordinating Mechanism
Arts & Culture Group:                 Brid Ni Chonghóile, Uas. - Gaillimh le
                                      Gaeilge
                                      Ms. Sandra Bunting - The West
                                      Residents’ Assocation
Community Development Group:          Ms. Joan Kavanagh – The Galway
                                      Vounteering Network
                                      Ms. Shelia Mangan - Tirellan Heights
                                      Residents’s Association
Economic Development Group:           Mr. Bart Tannian – Grattan Court
                                      Residents’ Association
                                      Ms. Mary O’Donnell – Castlepark
                                      Community Development Project
Health Forum:                         Ms. Evelyn Moran – Active Retirement
                                      Renmore Association
                                      Dr. Eithne Mhic Aodha – Salthill Active
                                      Retirement
Transport & Infrastructure Group:     Mr. Padraig Fahy – Hands Across the
                                      Corrib
                                      Ms. Nuala Nolan – Western Family
                                      History Association
Natural Environment & Waterways       Mr. Brendan Smith – Sandyvale Lawn
Group:                                Residents’ Association
                                      Mr. Ricky Sarpong – Friends of Galway
Social Inclusion Group:               Ms. Nuala O’Hara - Tirellan Heights
                                      Residents’s Association
                                      Mr. Andy Bourne – Galway Simon
                                      Community
Spatial Planning Group:               Mr. Kieran Cunnane – Galway for a Safe
                                      Environment
                                      Mr. Derrick Hambleton – An Taisce
Sports & Recreation Forum:            Mr. Kierán Cunnane - Galway for a Safe
                                      Environment
                                      Ms. Shelia Mangan - Tirellan Heights
                                      Residents’s Association
Strategic Learning Network:           Ms. Nuala O’Hara – Tirellan Heights
                                      Residents’s Association
                                      Mr. Brian McNamara – Galway Writers’
                                      Group
Galway City & County Tourism Forum:   Brid Ni Chonghóile, Uas. – Gaillimh le
                                      Gaeilge
                                      Ms. Sandra Bunting - The West
                                      Residents’ Assocation
Galway Volunteering Network           Ms. Shelia Mangan - Tirellan Heights
                                      Residents’s Association
Attendance at the meeting on the 15th of March 2005:
Name:                             Organisation:
Mr. Frances Byrne                 Galway Co-op Housing
Ms. Sharon Brennan                The West Residents’ Association
Mr. Vernon Law                    Bushy Park Residents’ Association
Brid Ni Chonghóile, Uas.          Bushypark Residents’ Association
Mr. Peter Flanagan                Galway Association
Ms. Nuala O’Hara                  Tirellan Heights Residents’ Association
Mr. Stan Sjothun                  Claddagh Heritage Society
Mr. Brian McNamara                Galway Writers’ Group
Ms. Mary Flanagan                 Galway Shotokon Karate Club
                                  Shantalla Residents Association
Ms. Deirdre Murphy                Threshold
Mr. Kierán Cunnane                Galway for a Safe Environment
Eithne Mhic Aoidh, Uas. (McGee)   Salthill Active Retirement
Mr. Shane Foran                   Galway Cycling Campaign
Ms. Delo Collier                  Music for Galway
Mr. Denis O’Brien                 Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Mr. Ado Mazombe                   Community Impact Ministries
Ms. Shelia Mangan                 Tirellan Residents’ Association
Mr. Neil Sharkey                  Birdwatch Galway
Mr. Bart Tannian                  Grattan Court Residents’ Association
Ms. Mary O’Donnell                Castlepark Community Development
                                  Group
Ms. Nuala Nolan                   Western Family History
Mr. Martin O’Connor               COPE
Mr. Andy Bourne                   Galway Simon Community
Mr. Ricky Sarpong                 Friends of Galway
Ms. Sinéad Roche                  Citizens Information Centre
Mr. Mairtin O’Ceidigh             Citizens Information Centre
Mr. Peter Maye                    Ballindooley Residents’ Association
M. Tiernan                        Hands Across the Corrib
F. Lomboto                        Community Impact Ministries
Mr. Brendan Smith                 Sandyvale Lawn Residents’ Association
Mary Francis O’Conghaile          Hands Across the Corrib
Ms. Evelyn Moran                  ARRA
Padhraic Ó Fachaigh
Tokie Laotan                      Action for Equality

				
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