Galway Bay fm newsroom – An architectural firm has been appointed to draw up possible design proposals for Dunkellin bridge.
The structure collapsed in recent months while it was undergoing works resulting in the closure of the Kilcornan Wood road being extended by several weeks.
A delegation from the Dunkellin bridge area met Loughrea Municipal District councillors this week to discuss their concerns.
Officials advised there would be full consultation with locals regarding the future proposal for the bridge and the various design options.
A public meeting is also planned as part of the final stages of the consultation process.
For more on this story, tune into Galway Bay fm news.
Portumna native Minister says proposed redevelopment of harbour will transform town
Junior Minister and Portumna native, Anne Rabbitte, says the proposed major redevelopment of a well-known harbour will transform the town as a tourist attraction.
Connaught Harbour is located just across the bridge into Portumna from the Tipperary side of the border, behind the Emerald Star/Le Boat premises.
It’s set to be significantly overhauled as part of a new masterplan for the River Shannon, which has been published today.
The masterplan sets out to invest more than €70 million in visitor facilities in the Shannon river region by 2030 and aims to boost visitor numbers by 400,000 over the next 9 years.
Works at Connaught Harbour will include additional mooring berths, picnic areas, extra car parking, considerable visual upgrades and a new cycling and walking trail into Portumna.
Fianna Fail Minister Rabbitte says the works will help realise the full potential of Portumna as a place to visit – to hear an extended interview on this, tune in to FYI Galway@5
Plans progressing for new audiology testing centre in Tuam
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans are progressing to develop a new audiology testing centre in Tuam.
Galway East TD Sean Canney has received confirmation from the HSE that a local audiology service, including a specialist audiology testing facility, is being designed for the Tuam primary care centre.
It comes as currently patients must travel to Sea Road in the city for audiology services.
Deputy Canney says this latest announcement by the HSE reaffirms the potential of the Tuam primary care centre to deliver servcies locally….
To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news….
Galway’s five day COVID-19 rate still significantly higher than neighbouring counties in West
The five day COVID-19 case average in Galway is reducing but is still significantly higher than neigbouring counties in the West.
Galway’s 5-day average stands at 39, while Mayo has a rate of 17 and Roscommon has a rate of 7.
The 14 day infection rate in Galway stands at 258, while the rate in Mayo stands at 232 and 114 in Roscommon.
Director of Public Health for the HSE West Dr. Breda Smyth says the rollout of vaccines and the gradual reopening of schools is providing some much needed hope.
However she has appealed to parents across the city and county not to congregate at school gates at drop off or collection and to wear a face covering.
Dr. Smyth says restrictions cannot be eased further until daily case numbers in Galway and other counties are reducing further – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…