Galway Hauliers call off strike action as firm opens to negotiations on pay dispute
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A group of Galway hauliers has called off planned picket action at Roadstone Wood Limited after the firm agreed to enter negotiations.
The tipper truck operators had also given notice of their intention to withdraw services from this Monday (Mar 10) in a dispute over pay rates.
The group of tipper truck operators had planned to hold a picket outside the Roadstone Wood Limited base at Two Mile Ditch on Monday which has now been called off.
A spokesperson says the services will now not be withdrawn as they enter into negotiation with Roadstone Wood Ltd.
The dispute centres on a reduction in rates of between 5 and 15%, which was agreed in late 2009 on the basis that it was a short-term measure.
Operators argue current rates are no longer viable due to significant fuel increases.
Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.
A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.
Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.
The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.
Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.
The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie
Plans for luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord rejected
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord in North Connemara have been rejected.
The commercial treehouse would have been located on the grounds of the estate of the Killary Adventure Company.
It was billed as a luxury escape from normal life for guests – and would have accommodated up to four people.
But the plans have now been rejected by county planners, largely on environmental grounds.
They weren’t satisfied that the treehouse wouldn’t impact on nearby SAC’s – the Twelve Bens, Garraun Complex, Maumturk Mountains and Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex.