Plans to change a protected Georgian building in the heart of the city have been turned down.
Eamon Doyle had lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála for permission to demolish a rear extension to the mid-terrace Georgian house at 14 Forster Street.
However, the Board has refused to allow the development.
Status yellow snow and ice warning issued for Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Galway.
Met Eireann has issued the alert for Galway, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo which will be in effect today until 7am tomorrow.
Wintry showers are forecast today and overnight with falls of hail, sleet and snow.
Icy stretches and accumulations of snow are expected in some areas.
Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says it’ll feel significantly colder over the next two days.
Almost 1,000 women in Galway reported domestic abuse over last four years
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 1,000 women in Galway reported domestic abuse between 2016 and November 2020.
That’s according to figures released to Dublin Sinn Féin TD Mark Ward in repsonse to palimentary question.
The figures detail the number of unique persons per year that were recorded as the ‘injured party’ of a domestic abuse incident.
In Galway 282 men reported domestic abuse over the four year period as well as 971 women.
Close to 7,500 individuals nationally contacted Gardaí about suffering domestic abuse last year – that’s up from 4,755 in 2016.
The graph indicates that the figures for females rose steadily each year.
Sinn Fein Galway West TD Mairead Farrell says victims of gender-based violence must be supported.
Department officials to meet Galway Oireachtas members over plan for new building for Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Officials from the Department of Education will meet Galway West Oireachtas members next week to discuss the long running call for a new school building for Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore.
The city school’s campaign was brought before the Seanad this week where Galway Senator Seán Kyne said the 50 year old building is no longer fit for purpose.
The co-educational school is divided into a junior primary and senior primary catering for almost 800 students and 70 staff.
It was built in the 1970s with the single storey structure now experiencing heat retention issues as well as capacity issues.
Senator Kyne told the Seanad progress on a new build has been ‘stubbornly slow’ with concerns around the site possibly being too small.
The Fine Gael Senator said Galway City Council is open to discussing the use of available green space adjacent to the school which could provide a solution.
Education Minister Norma Foley said all options are being explored with the size of the school site creating a concern.
She said the project is a priority and a meeting has been scheduled with department officials and Galway Oireachtas members next week in a bid to progress the issue.