Galway Bay fm newsroom – A drain maintenance scheme is to be carried out in South Galway this summer to assist in flood relief efforts.
Minster Brian Hayes who has special responsibility for the Office of Public Works announced the works when he attended a meeting with concerned locals in Ardrahan today.
The area and many neighbouring areas of South Galway were devastated by floods in February following prolonged periods of heavy rainfall.
The Minister of State also traveled to Kilcolgan and Athenry during his tour of flood prone areas this morning.
Concerned residents were also advised that a new application is to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála by summer for the Dunkellin drainage scheme which is central to flood alleviation in the area.
Minister Hayes told our reporter Antoinette Giblin that the local authority will be supported by the OPW in carrying out the summer maintenance works in the interim.
Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.
Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.
He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.
Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway
Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.
The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.
Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.
Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.
Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.
Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.
The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.
Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey: