SIGNIFICANT progress is reported on the first section of a planned cycleway linking Galway with Dublin.
The first section of the across Ireland cycleway is to be completed by the end of this year according to a report in “The Sunday Times” newspaper.
This first section, is from Maynooth to Mullingar, and work is said to be progressing steadily and is due for completion by December when work will commence on the other phases of the project.
According to Sean O’Neill of the National Roads Authority (NRA) another section will link Dublin to the Midlands and then that route will be linked to Galway.
The cost of the 200 km route is estimated at 20 million Euro but the Department of Transport says there is not enough funding available to complete the entire path under the existing capital construction plan.
However as it is one of Minister Leo Varadkar’s “priority projects” consideration will be given to its completion under the next capital construction plan in 2016.
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.