Campaign launched to save rural bus stops in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A campaign has been launched to save rural bus stops in Galway which have been axed by Bus Eireann.
It follows changes to the firm’s Route 20 from Galway to Dublin which has ommitted a number of stops including Kilrickle in Loughrea and Derrydonnell near Oranmore.
Bus Eireann says its Expressway services are not state funded and decisions must be made on a commercial basis.
The National Transport Authority has said it will look at options to try and meet demand in communities affected by the cuts.
Meanwhile, County Councillors recently voted for the local authority to write to Bus eireann to urge the company to re-instate the stops.
Tune in at 12 to hear Jackie Flannery, a daily commuter from Kilrickle to Athlone who has started a campaign to save the affected bus stops.
Minister says “no question” Loughrea bus service must be examined
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has accepted there is “no question” that the lack of bus services to Loughrea must be examined.
Minister Darragh O Brien was responding to a question from Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon, who said the situation is unacceptable.
He argued it’s just 30 minutes from Galway City and has a population of 6 thousand – but there’s no service after 6.30pm.
Cabinet Minister admits delays to Galway Housing Taskforce report “unusual”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has admitted that major delays to a report from the Galway Housing Taskforce are “unusual”.
The matter was raised in the Dáil by Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
She pointed out there’s not been one single report produced since the taskforce was set up by Government in 2019 to analyze the local housing crisis.
Speaking in response, Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohue wasn’t aware of the specifics – but admitted it is unusual.
Traffic disruption expected in Doughiska as three-day works get underway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Traffic disruptions are to be expected in Doughiska and Roscom from this evening as three-day road surfacing works take place.
The works will get underway at 6pm between the Old Dublin Road and the Ros Caoin estate.
A one-way system will be in place, and motorists will only be able to drive southbound, with only emergencies allowed north of Ros Caoin junction.
The works are taking place today Tuesday, tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday between 6pm and midnight.