Date Published: 15-May-2013
Galway County Council has recommenced the process of talking to all landowners impacted by the proposed Connemara Greenway project.
20 landowners have been revisited so far with the intention of visiting all over the coming months.
An Bord Pleanala gave the project the go-ahead in March subject to nine conditions following an oral hearing.
A presentation on the planned 52 kilometre stretch from Clifden to Oughterard was made at the last meeting of the local authority where members heard that certain landowners were still not satisfied with the plans.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, Senior Engineer Liam Gavin says the objective is to get permissive access agreement with all landowners working with them and through the communities in the area.
Should such permissive access agreements proceed, the local authority hopes to start construction on the greenway from Clifden to Derrylea as a first phase.
Funding of 9.2 million euro will be required and an application has gone to Failte Ireland.
It’s hoped a response will be received within the next four to five months.
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.