Date Published: 20-Apr-2010
It’s 5 months today since the flooding of large parts of Galway, including Claregalway.
Concern is mounting, however, that surveys conducted on behalf of the Office of Public Works will not be comprehensive enough to avoid future flooding.
The Claregalway Flood Relief Task Force, which was set up in January is worried that the consultants have not been allocated enough time to complete the survey.
The Consultant’s report is due in June but the Task Force says this will not provide enough time for flood defence works to be undertaken before Winter.
A public meeting will take place on Friday April 23rd at 2.30p.m at the Arches Hotel in Claregalway to discuss the issue.
County Mayor backs campaign to reduce pedestrian road deaths
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Mayor of County Galway Tom Welby is calling on pedestrians to take basic steps to improve safety on our roads.
It’s part of UN Global Road Safety Week which continues until Sunday.
Galway County Council as well as local authorities in Mayo and Donegal are urging pedestrians to ‘Check Before You Step Out’ as part of the initiative.
To date this year, 3 pedestrians have died on our county roads with five recorded last year.
High visibility vests and armbands will be made available at all local area council offices throughout the county from tomorrow (Friday) and at local library branches from next week as part of the campaign.
County Mayor Tom Welby says steps such as wearing a high-visibility jacket can assist to avoid fatalities.
Costello Lodge fails to sell at auction but sale negotations now underway
Date Published: 11-May-2013
Costello Lodge in Casla Connemara, which was once owned by the chairman of the line that ran the Titanic has failed to sell at public auction
However negotiations on its sale are now underway following its withdrawal from the auction in the Imperial Hotel in the city last evening
Only one out of the nine properties on offer sold at auction but three have since been sold and negotations continue on others
The auction was held by DNG Maxwell, Heaslip and Leonard auctioneers
UHG to become specialist centre in new hospital grouping
Date Published: 14-May-2013
The Cabinet will sign off this morning on the re-organisation of the country’s hospitals into six regional groupings.
The Irish Independent reports that University Hospital Galway will act as specialist centre in a new grouping involving a total of seven hospitals.
Under the existing arrangement, the Galway Roscommon Hospital group includes UHG, Merlin Park, Portiuncula in Ballinasloe and Roscommon Hospitals.
The new grouping will see the inclusion of Sligo General Hospital and Letterkenny Hospital.