Galway Bay fm newsroom – Residents in the Athenry Oranmore district are getting so frustrated with the condition of local roads that they’re considering blocking some routes off to traffic.
That’s according to area councillor Jim Cuddy, who says despite the fact that the distict’s road network is the most heavily used in the county, it’s constantly left short of funding.
The matter was raised at Athenry Oranmore district level by Councillor Frank Kearney, who asked about the availability of a velocity patcher.
The patcher is a piece of a machinery which is used to provide quick repairs on potholed roads.
Councillor Kearney says local representatives are hounded, day in day out, by their constituents over the state of the county’s roads.
Cllr Gabe Cronnelly agreed, and said NCTs should be carried out on the routes themselves as opposed to the cars using them.
In an added twist, Councillor James Charity missed the discussion as he was delayed after getting two burst tyres due to potholes on his way to County Hall from the county.
The Council Executive says the Department of Transport is acutely aware of the shortage of funding experienced by the County Council, and it’s working on an ongoing basis to secure as much funding as possible.
Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.
The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.
The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.
At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.
City planners are due to make a decision in January.
Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.
Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.
While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.
Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.
Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.
Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.
The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.
Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.