Galway East Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has sought clarify on future plans for the Shannon Oaks Hotel in Portumna.
The 3 star south Galway hotel was badly damaged by a fire in September 2011.
At the time, a team of up to 60 full and part-time staff were let go until such a time as the business could resume again.
Senator Higgins has now written to Grant Thornton, the receivers of the facility, on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce in Portumna.
She told Galway Bay fm news that its current dilapidated state is having a serious effect on tourism in the town on a year when the Gathering initiative is being celebrated in other towns and villages across the country.
County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.
The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.
Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.
Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.
Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.
Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.
East Galway to benefit from €169m Just Transition Fund
Galway Bay fm newsroom – East Galway is to benefit from a new €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland counties.
The fund was approved at Cabinet today, to support Ireland’s move away from fossil fuels.
Over the next decade, it’ll help generate new green jobs, stimulate enterprise, support sustainable tourism and restore damaged peatlands.
East Galway, Kildare, Laois, Longford, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath will all beneft from the fund.
Local Independent TD, Denis Naughten has been speaking to David Nevin.
Clifden gets official state recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Clifden has received official state recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town.
The status will see the local community receive half a million euro in state investment to advance the usage of Irish in the area.
To kick start the process, FORUM Connemara has launched a community language plan alongside Connemara Chamber of Commerce.
Karen Mannion, of FORUM Connemara outlines the aims of the plan.