Bid to block new nursing home plan for Salthill
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to develop a nursing home at the site of a former hotel in Salthill have been stalled.
Rushmany Nurshing Homes Limited had secured planning permission from the city council for the nursing home at the former Warwick Hotel site.
However, that decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
For more on this story, tune in at 2…
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie
Plans for luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord rejected
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord in North Connemara have been rejected.
The commercial treehouse would have been located on the grounds of the estate of the Killary Adventure Company.
It was billed as a luxury escape from normal life for guests – and would have accommodated up to four people.
But the plans have now been rejected by county planners, largely on environmental grounds.
They weren’t satisfied that the treehouse wouldn’t impact on nearby SAC’s – the Twelve Bens, Garraun Complex, Maumturk Mountains and Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex.
Separate traffic incidents cause road closures on the Curraghline and near Roscahill
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Separate traffic incidents have led to road closures on the N83 Curraghline and on the N59 near Roscahill
It’s understood that on the Galway to Headford road a truck has jack-knifed between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s garden centre
The Gardai, fire engines and ambulances are at the scene
It’s not known at this point if any other vehicles are involved, or if anyone has been injured
The incident occurred at approximately 1:10pm
Gardai say the road is currently closed and diversions are in place.
Motorists are advised that the incident is causing long delays
Across the county on the N59 Galway to Clifden road a collision has caused the closure of one lane near Roscahill
This closure is also causing delays