Flood scheme plans formally adopted by county council
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has adopted the CFRAM Flood Risk Management plans for the county.
At a meeting of the local authority this week, councillors were presented with a report on the CFRAM programme.
The CFRAM programme was established to assess the existing and potential flood risk in several areas in Galway and across the country.
In some areas, projects are already underway, such as Derrymullan Flood Defence Works, Clare River Claregalway Advance Works, Dunkellin Flood Relief Scheme and Gort Lowlands.
Councillors also heard that the Office of Public Works has facilitated many minor works schemes across the county too.
The Clifden scheme, valued at 1 million euro or less and the Ballinasloe Scheme with a value of around 8.5 million euro are identified to be advanced to detail design and construction initially, followed by the Portumna Scheme.
There were about 15 hundred submissions as part of the public consultation stage on the draft flood maps and plans.
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Apology regarding photo
Galway Bay fm and The Connacht Tribune would like to sincerely apologise to the family of the late Chrissie Cairns, Corrib Park, Newcastle, Galway for the unintended use of her photo in a completely unrelated story on our website on Wednesday, March 22.
People Before Profit to launch “Galway Transport Vision”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – People Before Profit Galway has produced a document outling its vision for public transport across the city and county.
It’ll officially launch the strategy at a public event at Aras na nGael at Dominick Street tomorrow afternoon at 2pm. (24/3)
Dublin Mid-West TD Gino Kenny will be in attendance, as will local party candidates for the 2024 General Election.
Party spokesperson Adrian Curran says free public transport is their main focus.
Public meeting to unveil plans for new school for The Bish
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will take place in the city next week to unveil detailed plans for a new school building for The Bish.
The project would see St Joseph’s Patrician College relocate from Nuns’ Island to a greenfield site at Dangan.
It’ll be adjacant to University of Galway and a planning application is expected next month.
The public meeting to discuss the plans will take place at the Ardilaun Hotel on Tuesday, March 28th, from 1pm until 8pm.
Speaking to Galway Talks, principal John Madden says the new school is badly needed at this point.