Galway Bay Fm newsroom – Almost 400 thousand euro in additional funding has been sanctioned for local roads in Loughrea and Ballinasloe.
The allocations were detailed at this week’s meetings of the Municipal Authorities.
The Ballinasloe allocation of just over 131 thousand euro will be used for surface restoration works in Derrymullen, Laurencetown and Ahascragh.
A roadway in Killaan was also listed for funding but failed to progress due to an issue with a landowner.
This money has been reallocated to the road project in Ahascragh.
In the Loughrea district, 100 thousand euro has been ringfenced to offset costs incurred for works on the R446 between Loughrea and Craughwell.
A further 164 thousand euro will be used for improvements on local roads in a number of areas including Sonnagh, Russaun and Lackabaun.
The allocations are part of a funding boost of three quarters of a million euro, which has been divided between the five municipal districts.
City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)
The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.
The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.
The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.
It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.
Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.
Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.
They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.
In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.
Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.
The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.
Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.
He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.
Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.
To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.