Galway Bay fm newsroom – The future of the Connacht Hotel in the city looks more certain following its takeover by The Comer Group
The new operating company is Connacht Hospitality Limited and is owned and run by Shay Livingstone and Jonathan Duggan
According to Mr LIvingstone and Mr Duggan the takeover of the former Carlton Hotel on the Dublin Road will protect staff and the hotel from recent financial uncertainty
They’ve told all staff in a letter that The Connacht Hotel has been sold to The Comer Group
They say they are far more confident of the viability of the hotel as a result of the takeover
Their company Connacht Hospitality Limited says the takeover has no impact on the day to day running of the hotel
Mairéad Farrell claims rural businesses discriminated against by energy support scheme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell is claiming small rural businesses are being discriminated against by a new scheme.
The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme supports businesses with their energy bills but does not cover LPG gas or oil.
Deputy Farrell says many off-the-grid homes and businesses rely on LPG for energy access.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Mairéad Farrell says business owners should speak up on the impacts the exclusion is having.
Claims Galway Ring Road case “defining moment” for national transport policy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An engineering expert says the Galway Ring Road case is a “defining moment” for national transport policy.
Brian Caulfield is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
He says this can be seen as a test case – which effectively puts public transport up against private transport.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Professor Caulfield says he believes there needs to be massive investment in public transport outside Dublin.
Galway registered over 2,000 new .ie websites in 2022
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 2,000 new .ie websites were registered by Galway organisations last year.
According to the .IE Domain Profile Report for 2022, Galway recorded the third highest level of such registrations.
Last year’s figures found there was an increase of almost 10 percent in .ie domain registered in Galway versus pre-pandemic.
Nationally, there were almost 50,000 new .ie domains registered, with around 10 percent of them in Connacht.