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50 PROTESTORS GATHER AT COUNTY BUILDINGS OVER TUAM RIGHT OF WAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 22-Oct-2012

"Save our public right of way"

That’s the message from a group of up to 50 protestors from Tuam who have gathered at County Buildings this afternoon.

The group are opposed to changes to the Palace Road in Tuam leading from Bishop street to the Palace grounds, and associated development works at a car park there.

The demonstration is being held as Councillors hold their monthly meeting where the matter makes up two items on their agenda.

The Councillors will this afternoon consider a report under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001 on the disposal of just over point 2 hectares at Bishop Street in Tuam.

They will also consider a proposal under Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993 to extinguish a public Right of Way.

This involves a section of the swimming pool road in the townland of Demesne from its junction with Bishop Street to its junction with the new inner relief road, a length of one hundred and sixty two metres.

Tuam resident and Sawdoctors band member Leo Moran of the "Restore Our Palace Road" campaign group is calling on councillors to reject a proposal to hand over the public road and to also reject the proposed extinguishment of the right of way.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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