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GALE FORCE WINDS LASH GALWAY

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Date Published: 04-Feb-2011

 

Gale force weather conditions in Galway overnight have resulted in some road closures.

Sheets of galvanized steel have been blown onto the Coast Road in Oranmore outside the Garda Station and the road is blocked as a result.

The Dr. Coulihan road in Salthill close to Seapoint is also closed this morning due to high tides and flooding.

Gardai in Salthill are advising people to stay away from the Prom and the road along the Prom as winds lash high waves over the boardwalk.

There is debris on many minor roads in the Ballinasloe area and Gardaí are enroute to a fallen tree on the Ahascragh road, however it is still passable.

There was a fallen branch on the Dalystown Road in Loughrea earlier, but this has since been cleared.

There is also a tree on the road between Grange in Turloughmore and Cregmore school.

Flights in and out of Galway Airport this morning are also delayed slightly and people are advised to check the airports website for the latest updates.

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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