Galway Bay fm newsroom – A car park developed through State funding at Rossaveal Harbour is only generating a fraction of what was projected three years ago.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries had bargained for an annual turnover of over a half million.
However, the net return yearly return to the State was only €11,000 according to the latest figures available.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries spent €340,000 on the Rossaveal Harbour car park in 2011. There were good projections about how the money would be recouped. A turnover of €580,000 per year was projected but in 2012 the net income to the State only amounted to €11,000.
The parking figures are low…between 17% to 55% uptake of spaces at best – even during the summer season – according to a report from the Comptroller and Auditor General. This report deals with the finances of the main fishing harbours around the coast.
The report makes some allowances for the Rossaveal Harbour car park situation – bad weather in 2012 and plenty other parking spaces nearby
But the auditor also says there was no business plan made available in relation to the car park.
Máirtín Ó Catháin for Galway Bay FM in Connemara.
Cornamona teenager’s film which scooped British award to be aired on TG4
Galway By fm newsroom – The short film which scooped a British award for Cornamona teenager Katie Feerick is to receive its premiere on TG Ceathar tomorrow evening
The ‘See Yourself On Screen’ challenge called on young people aged 4 to 18 to create their own idea for a mini-TV show for the future, with winners seeing their show made with the help of a team of professionals and premiered on national television.
The challenge is a pan-industry initiative, in funded by the UK government and led by the British Film Institute alongside a collective of industry partners and broadcasters including TG Ceathar
14 year old Katie was mentored for the project by TG Ceathar journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail, and the award winning film will be aired on the Irish language channel tomorrow evening at 4.40
Katie won the judges over with her film ‘Eachtraí Le Coróin’, or Coronavirus Events, in which a time capsule from 2021 is discovered while a tree is being planted during an international day to commemorate COVID-19 75 years from now, in the year 2096
1,725 new cases of COVID-19 nationally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Professor of Health Systems from DCU says the government should have introduced more effective measures before reopening.
The Department of Health has reported 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today.
As of 8am today, 473 people were hospitalised, 97 of which are in ICU.
Anthony Staines, says ventilation and contact tracing should have been improved before restrictions were eased – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour.
Water supply returning to normal in Knocknacarra and Barna
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Water supply is returning to normal this teatime in Knocknacarra and Barna
Irish Water and city council crews repaired the burst to the water main from Clifton Hill in Galway City to Tonabrucky Reservoir
Normal water supply is returning but it typically takes two to three hours following repairs for fully restore supply to all customers affected by an emergency outage.
To ensure the safety of the public and crews carrying out the repairs to the burst, traffic management continues to be in place until road reinstatement works are completed
As a result, Letteragh Road remains closed between beyond Sliabh Rua and Tonabrucky Cross until 6 this evening