Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has published notice of a compulsory purchase order for the proposed road development of the N59 from Clifden to Maam Cross.
The order for the compulsory acquisition of land will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for confirmation.
The replacement works on the N59 between Maam and Clifden would include almost 30 kilometres of standard carriageway and the provision of almost 12 kilometres of cyclist and pedestrian facilities.
A number of bus stops and amenity areas are also included as well as the widening, replacement and provision of a number of bridges.
Owners, lessees and occupiers of the land impacted will receive individual written notice.
Final objections must be made by 5pm on Thursday the 9th of October.
The original N59 upgrade had consisted of 44 kilometres along the existing road but was split into two sections in 2012 due to environmental concerns.
UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.
47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.
Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.
Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.
Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.
Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.
Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.
Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.
It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….
Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.
The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.
In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.
Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.