Galway Deputy Mayor Frank Fahy is calling on city council officials to speed up plans to protect a coastal walkway in Salthill.
The plan to develop and enhance the walkway from Sliverstrand to Sailin is currently being progressed by RPS consultants on behalf of the city council.
Site investigation works were carried out late last year, and following completion of the design a foreshore licence application will be submitted to the Department of the Environment.
However, works can only begin once these plans are approved and are still subject to funding.
Fine Gael councillor Frank Fahy says these plans need to be expedited.
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.