Date Published: 18-Jan-2008
ESB Networks has announced it’s preferred route for a 20 million euro high voltage overhead power line for Connemara.
The route is 51 kms long and will run from the Salthill Sub-station north towards Moycullen, Oughterard, close to Maam Cross and back down to the Screeb sub-station at Gortmore.
The project is planned for completion by 2010 and a planning application will be made directly to An Bord Pleanala by the end of June.
ESB Networks say they’ll aim to ensure no landowner will be at a financial loss or have the line run closer than 50 metres to a house.
A report on the selected route also says it’s not been established that power-frequency electric and magnetic fields cause adverse health effects in humans.
Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Eamon O’Cuiv says the powerline is needed urgently to secure power supply in both South and West Connemara.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.