• Minister Sean Canney is calling on the government to immediately allocate additional funding to cash strapped Galway county council.

    The Galway East based Independent Minister for Rural Affairs has called on the Minister for local Government John Paul Phelan to visit Galway county council as a matter of urgency to explain his plans to address the crisis.

    While Galway county council is the second largest local authority geographically in the country, it receives the fourth lowest amount of funding from central government.

     Minister Canney spoke to Midwest News today about the crisis.