Date Published: 22-Oct-2012
The North Galway area remains in shock this morning at the tragic death of two baby sisters from Tuam in a road incident on the N17 just outside the town yesterday (Sun Oct 21).
The babies, who were the only two children of Michelle and John Gilmore of the Meadows, Milltown Road, have been named as two year old Kate and three month old Grace.
They were hit by a car as their father was pushing their buggy on the hard shoulder on the Milltown side of Tuam just before 1 yesterday afternoon.
It’s thought the driver of the car may have become ill and veered off the road.
All four were brought to University Hospital Galway where babies Kate and Grace were pronounced dead a short time later.
Their father John suffered minor injuries and he was treated for those at UHG.
The driver of the car – the sole occupant – was also treated at UHG but his condition is not thought to be life threatening.
Family and friends have been rallying around John and Michelle as they try to come to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of their two children.
Tuam-based Labour TD Colm Keaveney says the prayers of the entire community are with them.
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.