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Cúl Trá Traveller families plan to oppose eviction from Salthill site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Traveller Movement says any attempts to evict families from the Cúl Trá site in Salthill on Tuesday will be met with resistance.
10 Traveller families have received notice to quit from the city council with a deadline of this weekend.
The order has been made due to significant health and safety concerns regarding overcrowding at the site, which was originally designed for six families.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, the city council says it’s working with the families involved in a bid to resolve their accommodation needs.
The families will hold a demonstration at 10am on Tuesday in a show of opposition to any eviction attempts.
Brigid Kelly is spokesperson for Galway Traveller Movement – she says the wider Traveller accommodation crisis in Galway must be addressed with a new degree of urgency.

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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)

It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.

Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.

The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.

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Over €50 thousand worth of Cannabis seized in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 50 thousand euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized in Gort.

The drugs were found when Gardaí searched a house in the area earlier today.

No further details are available, but no arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.

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Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.

Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.

Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.

Traffic management measures are currently in place.

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