Army drafted in to assist evacuations from flooded homes in Skenhanagh
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Army has been tasked to assist in the evacuation of a number of families from their flooded homes in the Skehanagh area of Ardrahan.
The evacuation effort concerns five families in three locations where flood waters are now up to 500 millimetres in depth, with some fast flowing in places.
The Army was tasked at lunchtime today and will assist with four wheel drives and other high axil vehicles.
Meanwhile, speaking at a special meeting in County Hall today, Councillor Peter Feeney said the council needs a comprehensive plan to deal with flooding.
Steps taken for the addition of a Sensory Garden in Loughrea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is seeking to develop a Sensory Garden at the Long Point in Loughrea.
The outdoor amenity can help improve physical fitness, health, mood and cognition.
Councillor Geraldine Donohue thinks now is the time to consider adding one to Loughrea, as part of the “Vision of the Enhancement of the Long Point”.
Cllr Donohue says people in the community have been asking for this amenity for quite some time:
ATU Galway lodges plans for new monument dedicated to deceased students
Galway Bay fm newsroom – ATU Galway is planning to develop a new monument dedicated to deceased students of the college.
The university has requested permission to develop a new sculptural stone monument incorporating a memorial wall at its Dublin Road campus.
The proposed memorial will replace an existing memorial on site.
A decision on the plans is due at the beginning of May.
Galway Labour Councillor calls for Government to pass emergency legislation on the eviction ban
The Labour Party have confirmed to Galway Bay FM News that they will table a motion of no confidence in the Government on Wednesday next if emergency legislation on the eviction ban is not passed.
Legislation has been drafted that would extend the eviction ban and Labour leader Ivana Bacik has written to the Taoiseach asking if he would take it on as a government bill as only the government can pass emergency legislation to extend the ban on evictions in time for 1st April.
Councillor Neil McNelis told Galway Bay FM News that the party will support the Sinn Fein Motion that is to be brought before the Dáil this week.
However, if the Government does not act on the emergency legislation, he also confirmed that a motion of no confidence will tabled on Wednesday
He added that the ending of the Eviction Ban will be catastrophic for thousands of households.