Tuam arcade gets go-ahead

Decision can be appealed to An Bord Pleanala

A CONTROVERSIAL gaming arcade proposed for Tuam’s town centre has been granted planning permission by Galway County Council.

The plans for the arcade at Vicar Street sparked considerable opposition among local residents and businesses who argued that it would have a negative impact on the town.

The development of the former Tuam Bookshop has been put forward by a Cork-based Coalquay Leisure Ltd which operates similar businesses around the country.

Planners issued the decision yesterday (Tuesday) with ten conditions attached. The arcade will have 50 gaming machines and two card game playing tables. It will operate seven days a week and open at 9am and close at midnight.

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