Galway Bay fm newsroom – Construction on a new sewerage system in Oughterard could begin next year.
Galway County Council is applying to An Bord Pleanala for planning permission for the new plant and the process is expected to take at least 6 months.
This is the next stage of the long awaited scheme which will replace the antiquated system in operation in Oughterard since 1948.
If it gets full approval, it will improve the water quality in Lough Corrib which is a major source of drinking water for the greater urban area of Galway.
Galway West TD Seán Kyne says he expects the planning process to run smoothly.
Average house in Galway city takes four weeks to sell
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average house in Galway city takes just four weeks to sell, with prices rising by 3.1 percent between July and September.
In the city, the average house price is now €330,000, while in the county it has risen by 2.4 percent to €210,000.
Nationwide, there is disparity in the rate of inflation, with MyHome.ie registering a fall in asking prices of 1.3% in the third quarter of the year.
Drink and drug driving offences in Galway increased on last year
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Drink and drug driving offences in Galway have increased by almost 30 percent compared to this time last year.
The CSO has released the Crime Offences figures, which are still under Reservation.
It comes at the start of Irish Road Safety week (Monday 3 October to Sunday 10 October).
So far in 2022, 156 drivers have been discovered over the legal alcohol limit.
While 31 drivers have been caught under the influence of drugs in the county, according to CSO figures of the Galway Garda Division.
It’s a combined total of 187 incidents so far this year in Galway – an increase of 28 percent on the 146 reported incidents last year
Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy receives his Pallium from Primate of All-Ireland in Tuam Cathedral
Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Francis Duffy has received his Pallium from Primate of All-Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin.
The Pallium is a woollen liturgical vestment worn only worn by Archbishops, Cardinals and Popes and was given to Archbishop Duffy as part of a Investiture Mass that took place in Tuam Cathedral on Sunday afternoon.
Present at the mass were the bishops of the Connacht province, the priests and religious of Tuam Archdiocese and representatives from the 56 parishes of the Archdiocese.
This is the moment the Pallium was conferred on Archbishop Duffy by Archbishop Martin.