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GALWAY MOTORISTS WARNED OF TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS

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Date Published: 20-Dec-2010

Motorists are being warned to take extreme care when driving as freezing temperatures overnight have again left many roads around the county in a dangerous condition.

Temperatures as low as minus 12 have been recorded in Tuam while it reached around minus eleven in Ballinasloe this morning.

Clifden Gardaí road conditions are particularly treacherous on the N59 Clifden/westport road and Maam valley road.

Tuam Gardai say the N17 northbound towards Corofin is very icy, while worsening road conditions are causing major tailbacks along the N17.

The N6 Galway to Dublin road has been gritted, however Gardaí in Ballinasloe are urging motorists to drive with extreme caution, particularly while overtaking.

In the city, Gardaí are advising extreme caution on all routes particularly around housing estates which have not been gritted for several days.

Met Eireann says a new record low temperature for December was set overnight – with the second big freeze of winter now expected to last until Christmas Day.

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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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