Date Published: 23-Apr-2008
The first day of the oral hearing into the proposed M17, Galway to Tuam motorway, is coming to a close.
The hearing, which is being chaired by An Bord Pleanala Inspector, Billy Moore, heard initial evidence from Galway County Council today in support of the 200 million euro scheme.
Over 100 people, and heritage group, An Taisce, have lodged objections to the plans by Galway County Council to build the 25 and a half kilometre road from Rathmorrissey outside Galway City to the existing N17 where it will join the planned Tuam bypass.
Peter Edwards of Parkman Carl Bro Punch, project Director for the Scheme presented his engineering report to the hearing.
He outlined the route selection, design, rights of way and drainage details for the project.
He also gave details of a motorway service area which will be located at the Rathmorrissey Interchange.
Galway Council Council will continue to present evidence in support of the scheme over the next few days, while hundreds of objectors will have a chance to voice their concerns through various representatives after that.
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.