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CITY COUNCIL SECURES HIGH COURT ORDER AGAINST LACKAGH QUARRIES

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 17-Nov-2008

Galway city council has secured a High Court Order against a city quarry company preventing them from further breaches of planning conditions.

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan has ordered that Lackagh Quarries be restrained from carrying out excavation below 15 metres ordinance demarcation on any development on any part of Lackagh Quarries at Menlo in the city.

After over two years of legal wrangling, it took just twenty minutes to secure a High Court order against Lackagh Quarries.

Galway City council’s barrister John Gallagher asked Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to make an order that Lackagh Quarries be restrained from carrying out any excavation below 15 metres ordinance demarcation on any part of the quarry until planning permission is granted.

Responding on behalf of Lackagh Quarries, senior counsel Patrick Keane said any planning permission would be subject to an Environmental Impact Statement, which prevents going below 15metres.

Two Menlo residents were present in Castlebar Courthouse for today’s hearing.

Local homeowner Michael Tiernan is opposed to the quarry and said he’s very disappointed with the outcome.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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