Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chicago mayor says business links between the US city and Galway are strong.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the city today for a series of official engagements.
The former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration is leading a major trade delegation to Galway.
This afternoon, the mayor received an honorary doctorate of laws at NUI Galway.
He’s travelling to Salthill around now to visit the Circle of Life garden to mark Organ Donation Awareness Week.
At 4pm, Mayor Emanuel will be honoured at a civic reception at the Galmont Hotel.
Speaking to NewsBreak reporter Lyndsay Considine, Mayor Emanuel said the business relationship between Chicago and Galway is strong.
€37 million secured for Galway’s regional and local roads
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, today announced details of a nationwide investment programme for 2020 which includes almost 34 million euro for county roads and over 3 million euro for the city.
As part of the county investment, 1.2 million euro has been sanctioned for the Athenry Relief Road, while 500 thousand euro has been allocated for the R332 in Kilbannon for further realignment works and 250 thousand euro for the Derrartha Road in Connemara.
105 thousand euro has been sanctioned for driver feedback signs in a wide range of areas.
Others set to receive funding include Derryadda East in Recess, Richmond, Clonbern, Derreen footbridge in Gort, Ballingarry in Kilchreest, Derreen in Abbeyknockmoy and the L3103 School Road in Athenry.
The junction of George’s Street, Gort and the Loughrea Road has also received funding as well as Galway Road in Tuam and Kiltullagh Village.
While in the city, one of the largest allocations of 150 thousand euro will go towards the Salmon Weir bridge.
Mill Street bridge, Wolfe Tone bridge, William O’Brien bridge and other structures are also included.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Sean Canney says the funding for Athenry relief road will be transformative for traffic flow.
Galway Junior Minister calls for road safety improvements at Cloughanover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD is calling for road safety improvements on a dangerous section of the N84 between Galway city and Headford.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Sean Canney has voiced concerns about the right turn which is the main access to Cloughanover National School.
Minister Canney has written to Galway County Council and the TII to install a lane to ensure safety for cars turning in both directions at the junction.
He says the matter needs to be dealt with quickly before a serious accident happens.
Design team to be appointed for new Athenry Gaelscoil development
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A design team is to be appointed to develop plans for the new Athenry Gaelscoil campus.
The plan will see Gaelscoil Riada NS and Colaiste an Eachreidh located on a single campus with modern educational facilities.
The new school campus is to be developed on the old Clarin College site when it becomes free.
The new Clarin College building is due to open in March, while the new one thousand-students Presentation College in Athenry is now open.
Junior Minister and Galway East TD Sean Canney has confirmed the imminent appointment of the design team for the Gaelscoil project following a discussion with the Education Minister Joe McHugh.
Minister Canney says the Gaelscoil students have been without proper facilities for too long.