Date Published: 09-Sep-2011
The traffic congestion, which has plagued the city for the past few weeks looks set to get worse with several sets of roadworks to clash.
Work will begin on removing the Briarhill roundabout and replacing it with traffic lights on Monday fortnight September 26th.
However part of this work will take place while work continues in Newcastle and while several other roadworks continue in various parts of the city.
Meanwhile, cyclists in Galway are proposing a roundabout on the Old Monivea Road at the junction with the Ballybane road.
The work at Briarhill roundabout which begins on Monday fortnight is due to last 10 weeks.
From Monday the roadworks in Newcastle will be off peak beginning each morning at 10 and finishing at 4pm.
Also from Monday the works will require the closing of 1 lane eastbound with 2 lanes westbound.
There will be road re-surfacing on the Monivea road from Tuesday lasting for ten days while resurfacing works on the Seapoint prom/Dr Colohan Road/Whitestrand road will start on Monday and last for 11 days.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.