Galway Bay fm newsroom – GMIT has expressed its continuing interest in purchasing the site of the Corrib Great Southern Hotel.
The Hotel, which closed in 2007, was sold to Galway-born brothers Luke and Brian Comer for just over €3.5 million in May of last year.
The figure was a fraction of the €30 million believed to have been paid for the hotel by developer Gerry Barrett in 2006.
GMIT says it’s interested in the site for development to meet expected demand of future students – but the asking price is ‘substanially’ above their bid of €3.75 million.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Secretary and Financial Controller of GMIT Jim Fennell says that they can’t afford to pay above market value for the site.
Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.
The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.
It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.
But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.
Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt
The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply
The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.
The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.
It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards
Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.
The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.
The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.
The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.