Date Published: 30-Jul-2007
A motorcyclist died last night [mon jul 30] in the Ballinasloe area bringing the number of people killed on Galway’s roads yesterday to four.
A 36 year man died when his motor cycle lost control and crashed at approximately 11.45pm at Sralea, Ballinasloe.
The man was taken to Portiuncla Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, three other areas of Galway are in mourning today following separate week-end road crashes which claimed the lives of men in Oughterard, Athenry and Glenamaddy.
An Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating the circumstances regarding an off-duty Garda being involved in one of the three fatal crashes in Galway yesterday morning (Sunday).
The off-duty Garda, driving his own vehicle, was involved in the crash near Oughterard shortly before 2am yesterday, in which 53-year-old UK man, Dave Solman who was living and working in the area lost his life.
Dave who was a single man originally came from Sunderland and had been working at the Connemara Gateway Hotel for the past three years.
Meanwhile Barry Kelly a 30-year-old auctioneer from Athenry lost his life at 8am yesterday when the car he was driving crashed at Clamper Park on the Athenry to Craughwell Road.
The third crash victim was discovered when his car was found in a field on the Ballymoe side of Williamstown at Carronderry at breakfast time yesterday .
Gardai in Tuam and Roscommon were alerted and 23 year old Gary Keaveney, from Glenamaddy, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
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.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
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.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
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.