Galway Bay fm newsroom – Director of Services Frank Gilmore has told Tuam Town Councillors he’s confident the new M17 motorway between Tuam and Gort will get the green light before the end of the year.
This was conveyed to the local authority at it’s meeting this week.
Director of Services Frank Gilmore said that Minister Leo Varadkar had said during a visit to Galway last month that he hoped to be back in the county again before Christmas.
His hopes were that he would deliver on his promise to give the goahead for the Gort-Tuam motorway during that next visit.
When it was mentioned that the Minister had made a similar promise in the past the Director of Services replied that this time all the other outstanding issues had been resolved now and this cleared the way for any such announcement.
O’ Cuiv grills Taoiseach on legislation stuck in “never-never land”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv has asked the Taoiseach to explain why an important piece of legislation is stuck in “never-never land”.
Speaking in the Dáil, he highlighted the Wildlife Amendment Bill, which would allow for the review and potential alteration of natural heritage area designations.
Deputy O’ Cuiv outlined how the bill was passed years ago, but very little has appeared to happen since.
He wanted Micheal Martin to explain where the bill is – and why it’s being delayed.
Councillor expresses frustration over long-running boil water notice in Gort
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A long-running boil water notice in Gort, in place since early February, is having a serious financial impact on businesses and local residents.
That’s according to Councillor Geraldine Donohue, who says it’s unacceptable as we head into the summer season.
She said tourists have to be constantly reminded not to drink the water, and businesses are facing enormous costs of buying drinking water.
Councillor Donohue feels more can be done to escalate the works so they reach completion sooner rather than later.
Connolly pressures Tánaiste over lack of progress on domestic violence strategy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Catherine Connolly has pressured the Tánaiste over a lack of Government progress in introducing a national strategy on gender-based and domestic violence.
Raising the matter in the Dáil, she said there’s been two previous strategies – but their implementation was uncoordinated and ineffective.
She told Leo Varadker it’s obvious why we need a new strategy – and asked him to explain where it is.