A SOUP kitchen which is feeding up to 500 vulnerable people a week has been told it must provide disabled toilets for clients.
Twist Soup Kitchen applied to Galway City Council for change of use from a garage or warehouse to a proposed food kitchen outlet last November.
However, the planning authorities have delayed a decision and wrote to Oliver Williams last week stating that his charity soup kitchen was the equivalent of a restaurant. They set out five stipulations for the former warehouse which included information on ventilation.
Mr Williams described the latest requests as 'a shock', saying: "Galway City Council need to stop jacking around on this and make a decision. They may dislike us being here but we are providing a vital service. It would be ideal if we weren't needed but the reality is we are."