Galway Bay fm newsroom – ESB networks will start work this month on the final stage of a 530 thousand euro programme to upgrade the electricity infrastructure in South Galway.
The planned works will involve upgrades to over 220 kilometres of voltage lines taking in the Woodfrod, Abbey, Kylebrack and Coose areas.
Up to 60 technicians will be deployed on the project which will take place over eight days between the 30th of September and the 10th of October.
In a statement, the ESB says the improvement works will involve some disruption to customer supplies during this period.
Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU rewetting laws will devastate stock levels
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU laws on the rewetting of drained peatlands being used for agriculture will devastate stock levels.
The regulations have high reclaimation targets set – 30 percent by 2030, 50 percent by 2040 and 70 percent by 2050.
Farmers have expressed fierce opposition to the proposals but Minister Eamon Ryan confirmed his support in a Dáil exchange with Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Deputy Fitzmaurice says if it comes to pass, the impact on stock will be devastating.
County council seeks funding for Athenry to Oranmore cycleway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has submitted a funding application for a new cycleway connecting Athenry to Oranmore.
It would be funded under Transport Minister Eamon Ryan’s Pathfinder grant programme for cycling and walking schemes.
The Athenry/Oranmore cycleway proposes to connect both areas and surrounds to Galway city.
Local TD Ciaran Cannon vows to make a strong case for the project at Government level:
Immunology experts to host fireside chat in Galmont Hotel tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – World renowned immunologist Luke O’Neill will be discussing infectious diseases at the Galmont Hotel in the city tomorrow.
He will be joined by Poolbeg Pharma co-founder Cathal Friel for a fireside chat to forecast the future of Covid-19 and influenza in Ireland over the coming months.
The free event, which starts at 5:30pm, is open to all members of the public and places can be booked on poolbegpharma.com.
Cathal Friel gives his thoughts on how we should handle Covid-19 infections going forward.