Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Dáil has heard claims that Ballinasloes efforts to attract investment are being ‘knocked back’ by a proposed waste transfer facility in the town.
County planners last year gave the green light to Sean Curran of Barna Waste to develop a waste transfer facility around 2km from the town.
However, locals have voiced their strong opposition to the proposal through the collection of hundreds of signatures, and several public meetings.
Concerns have been raised about the potential number of heavy goods vehicles that would have to pass through the town.
Deputy Eugene Murphy has told the Dáil that Ballinasloe is the ‘forgotten town’ of Co. Galway that has suffered majored economic setbacks.
Speaking in the Dáil, Fianna Fail Deputy Murphy said there is huge upset in the town over the proposed development.
Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.
Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.
Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.
The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:
Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.
Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997
She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.
Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.
Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.
Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.