Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concern is being raised over the County Council’s lack of funding to repair roads which are being downgraded across Galway.
When roads are downgraded from national to regional status, the ownership of the road and its repair passes from Transport Infrastructure Ireland to the local authority.
However, Councillor Joe Byrne says they simply do not have the funds to repair these roads once they’re reclassified – and many are in a terrible condition.
It’s as major works are now underway between Cloghan Castle and Kilchreest on the old N66, which is currently in the process of being downgraded.
Councillor Byrne says it’s vital that Transport Infrastructure Ireland follow this example and fully repair all roads set to be reclassified.
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Gardaí renew public appeal following city assaults
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have renewed a public appeal for information following recent assaults in the city.
The first incident took place last Bank Holiday Monday on June 7th between 3.45am and 4.05am, when two men were assaulted at Bridget’s Place in Woodquay as they were walking home from Eyre Square.
The men received serious facial injuries in the altercation.
Witnesses observed two males with Dublin accents at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Galway Gardaí on 091 538000.
Public assistance is also requested following the assault of a man at Williamsgate Street on Sunday morning at 12.30.
The assailant fled the scene towards Cross Street.
New institute for teacher education to be established in the West
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new institute for teacher education is to be established in the West.
NUI Galway, GMIT and St Angela’s College Sligo have announced the foundation of the Western Institute for Studies in Education.
The WISE institute will support collaboration among the three institutions to enhance and promote teacher education in the region.
It’s in a bid to develop courses, research and public engagement in the sector.
The collaboration comes following a major review of the structure of teacher education in Ireland from 2018.
Head of the School of Education at NUIG Professor Gerry Mac Ruairc says the new institute will also focus on improving access to education for marginalised groups….
TII urged to carry-out safety audit on stretch of N84
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tuam area councillors are calling on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to carry-out a safety audit on a key section of the N84 Headford Road.
Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Hoade put forward a motion at this week’s district meeting for the transport body to carry-out the safety assessment on the route from Ballindooley to Cloughanover.
The motion, which also called for verges to be cut back at the Balroebuck junction, was carried unanimously.
It comes as there have been several road traffic incidents along the busy routes recently, including two at the Grange junction in the past week.
Councillor Hoade argues the Grange junction is an area of particular concern to road users and local residents.
Director of Services for the Tuam MD Derek Pender told members he will have an answer from TII for the next district meeting, adding that the roads body has always been very generous in supplying funding.
Councillor Hoade argues that stacking lanes and turning lanes are needed at junctions exiting onto the N84.