Galway chosen for Night-Time Economy Advisor pilot

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Galway City will be getting a special advisor recruited under a pilot scheme, to help develop the night-time economy of the city.

The Night-Time Advisor Pilot initiative was announced today alongside the revamp of Ireland’s licencing laws.

The nine places selected for the pilot initiative are Dublin City, Cork City, Limerick City, Galway City, Kilkenny, Drogheda, Sligo, Buncrana and Longford Town.

Minister Catherine Martin said, “These new pilot towns and cities will now recruit new Night-Time Economy Advisors who will help drive and support a more sustainable night-time economy in their specific areas.

“They will work with businesses, communities, venues, residents and artists to create a more vibrant night-life for all and bring vitality back to our city and town centres in a safe and sustainable way.”

“I would like to thank the CCMA for their role in leading this process and I look forward to getting the Advisors in place and getting started.”

Minister Martin also committed to working with the sector and other relevant stakeholders to develop a grant process for sound-proofing of suitable venues.

This will help to support the proposed liberalisation of opening hours for nightclubs and other venues operating in the night-time economy.