Major water disruption in city and county
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Water users in parts of the city and county are experiencing water disruption due to bursts and new infrastructure works.
A large number of water users in Ballinasloe town will experience water disruption overnight tonight while homes and businesses in Barna are without water today. (27/8)
The county council and Irish Water say the disruption in Ballinasloe town is as a result of work to install a new watermain at St. Michael’s Square.
The disruption will happen from 8 o’ clock this evening and 7 tomorrow morning. (Tue)
Elsewhere, homes and businesses in Barna are without a water supply today.
It’s due to a burst watermain and the areas mainly affected are Truskey East and West and Aille.
A leak detection crew are due on site an a contractor is on standby to carry out repairs.
Separately, traffic restrictions are in place at Monivea Road near Parkmore due to a burst water main.
The city council says there has been a burst near the junction of Parkmore Road and Monivea Road and delays are expected.
Crews hope to be able to open all lanes to traffic by this afternoon.
Gardaí appeal for information for missing 25 year old Loughrea man
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have issued an appeal for a 25 year old man missing from Loughrea.
Shane Walsh was last seen in Portumna on Wednesday 29th March.
Shane is described as around 6 foot tall, with brown shaved hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing dark denim jeans, a black hoody and a navy gilet.
Shane is believed to be travelling in an 11-G registered black Ford Focus.
Anyone with information on Shane’s whereabouts is asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station, the Garda Confidential Line, or any Garda Station.
Junior Enterprise Minister to attend Furbo event to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Enterprise Minister Dara Calleary will attend an event in Furbo later today (mar 31) to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business.
The event will see pitching sessions and talks about growing a business in the Gaeltacht area.
The event is organised by Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Atlantic Technological University
Speakers will include Clifden native founder and CEO of CLS, Evelyn O’Toole.
It will take place at the Connemara Coast Hotel from 12:45 this afternoon
Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.
A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.
Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.
The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.
Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.
The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.