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Old Library will have a new use next year

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:56am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
Old Library will have a new use next year

The Old Library will house DSP.

Old Library will have a new use next year

The Old Library will house DSP.

THE long-awaited renovation and refurbishment of the old library in Tuam looks set to progress and could open as new offices for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection by this time next year.

The red-brick, three-storey building on Shop Street has been empty since 2010 and efforts to turn it into a new Intreo centre have been thwarted by unexpected legal and planning hurdles over the past few years.

Although Galway Co Council was given planning permission for a change of use of the old public library to offices four years ago, following legal advice, the Commissioners of Public Works have now lodged a planning application for the development.

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