Young people have nowhere to go at night after three nightclubs have closed over the past two years.
In just the past six months both Electric and Four Four announced they were closing their doors as they struggled to cope with the pandemic.
Now Social Democrats Cllr Owen Hanley has called for more to be done to find places where young people can socialise.
He spoke as the council have decided to look at improving the city’s nightlife sector in its draft city development plan.
This plan sets out objectives spread across the next six years for the night time economy and cultural sector, with involvement from the public and relevant stakeholders.
Social Democrats Councillor Owen Hanley, said Galway must create a more “inviting culture at night time.”
“Our urban areas have really suffered. It’s been a difficult two years for the night time economy, but I think that has only highlighted how long their concerns have been ignored.”
“The culture and identity of the sector has been overlooked, and unfortunately there is more barriers than supports in place to keep these jobs and cultural offerings going”
Meanwhile, new research by ‘Give Us The Night’, a lobby group who campaign for late-venue legislation changes,, shows that 437 nightclubs have closed in Ireland since 2000.
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