Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Plans for a major new Lidl store in Tuam have hit a stumbling block.
Last month, the company was granted planning permission to demolish its store at Galway Road and replace it with a new bigger discount foodstore.
However, that decision is now being appealed to An Bord Pleanála by RGDATA – the group which represents independent retailers.
The new Lidl store at Galway Road in Tuam would have meant the demolition of the existing store and the construction of a bigger facility with an extension to the car park.
The county council’s approval for the development has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála and a decision is due in the summer.
Meanwhile, the decision to refuse planning permission for a upgraded entrance to Lidl which would be shared with Steeltech Garden Sheds Limited next door, is also being appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
Steeltech, which had submitted a separate planning application for the access, is now appealing the refusal of planning permission.
A decision is also due on this appeal in the summer.
Gardaí request motorists to avoid M6 westbound junction near Athenry
Gardaí and emergency services at scene of three vehicle collision at M6 Athenry junction
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of a traffic collision on the M6 Galway Dublin motorway, close to the Athenry junction.
It’s understood three vehicles were involved in the collision which occurred shortly after 2pm .
The road is closed with local diversions in place to facilitate access for the emergency services.
HSE reverses decision to outsource catering facilities at St Francis Home in Newcastle
Galway Bay Fm Newsroom- The HSE has reversed its decision to outsource catering facilities at St. Francis Home in Newcastle to a private company.
Deputy Catherine Connolly says the decision was initially taken as the space was needed to facilitate additional staff in primary care.
She argues the decision to close an essential and award-winning service to solve an accommodation problem would be completely unacceptable.
Deputy Connolly cites the long history of the centre providing high-quality meals to those attending the daycare centre, as well as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Merlin Park.
The HSE has now confirmed the catering service will remain in-house, though it will now operate from a site in Merlin Park.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Galway West Deputy Connolly says it’s a vital service and we cannot afford to lose it.