Almost 2000 people across Galway waiting for driving test
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 2,000 people across Galway are waiting for an appointment to sit their driving test.
The figures have been revealed by Galway Roscommon TD Eugene Murphy, who says over 45 thousand people are on waiting lists across Ireland.
In Loughrea, some learner drivers are waiting almost 11 weeks for a test.
Deputy Murphy says the delay is having a serious effect on drivers in rural areas.
Deputy Sean Canney confirms that The Old Grove Site in Tuam has now been handed over to the HSE
Galway East Independent TD Sean Canney has stated that the work on the construction of the Old Grove Site is now complete and that the buildings have been handed over to the HSE by the Contractor.
Deputy Canney added that the signage is now complete on The Grove Adult Mental Health Services Unit and the Grove Children’s Disability Network Team Unit is now ready for fit-out and use.
Speaking this afternoon, Deputy Canney said that this is great news for Tuam.
Draft Athenry Local Area Plan goes on public display
The Draft Athenry Local Area Plan for 2023 – 2029 is now on public display.
The LAP is a land-use plan and overall strategy for the development of Athenry, to ensure the town is developed in a sustainable manner.
Several reports have also gone on public display – including a local transport plan, and a strategic flood risk assessment.
The draft local area plan and reports can be viewed online at Galway.ie, or at County Buildings, Athenry Library, or Athenry Area Office.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, July 7th.
Aleen Cust Memorial Society wins County Galway Cathaoirleach Recognition Award
The Aleen Cust Memorial Society has won this year’s County Galway Cathaoirleach Recognition Award
The Society has brought to light the trail blazing work of Ireland’s first female vet Aleen Cust
The group was presented with the award by Cathaoirleach Moegie Maher last night in the Meadow Court Hotel in Loughrea
The cathaoirleach’s awards were held in conjunction with the chairman’s annual ball, attended by 350 people.
The other award winners are:
Arts and Culture – Glenamaddy Theatre Festival
Best Contribution to Heritage – Milltown Heritage Group
Environment and Climate Action – East Corrib Alliance
Social Inclusion – Ukrainian support group in Esker CURVE
Sports Award – Tuam Womens’ Shed
Heritage Publication – Emma Laffey for her history of midwives ‘An Bhean Ghlúin’
Gradam na Gaeilge Ceoltóirí Óga – Chois Fharraige
Tidy Towns Recognition – Abbey Community Development Association
Pride of Place – Creggs Rural Development and Gort River Walk Group
Cathaoirleach Moegie Maher told Bernadette Prendergast he’s hopeful that his two chosen charities will benefit greatly from the proceeds