Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council could be liable to pay 600 thousand euro a year in loan interest now that the Land Aggregation Scheme is ceasing.
At a special meeting of the City Council last evening to discuss the latest housing figures, concerns were expressed about land which was purchased for social housing on the west side of the city.
The land at Ballyburke was bought at the height of the boom to provide social housing, but no building has taken place.
Now it looks likely that the City Council could be liable for interest payments on the loan, which previously had been absorbed by the LAS.
Meanwhile, there are now more than 3 and a half thousand applicants for social housing in the city.
A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.
A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.
The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.
The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.
The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.
The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63
Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city
A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.
The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.
Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.
The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.
Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.