Mayor questions staff levels to implement county development plan
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Mayor of County Galway says he hopes there is enough staff within the local authority to deliver and implement the county development plan.
Liam Carroll made the comments at a special meeting of the county council to debate the draft county development plan 2015-2021.
Councillor Sean O’Tuairisg says a special Island policy to deal with specific issues such as transport and air service is needed, while Councillor Peter Feeney is calling for a comprehensive plan to deal with flooding.
The plan stipulates the hub town of Tuam as a focus for growth, and for the first time includes the administrative area of what was formerly Ballinasloe town council.
In terms of infrastructure, the Galway city outer bypass remains a priority project and there is also a specific objective to complete the Galway greenway.
Director of services with responsibility for planning at Galway County Council, Kevin Kelly says the plan aims to achieve balanced development across the region.
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.
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie
Plans for luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord rejected
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a luxury “habitable treehouse” overlooking Killary Fjord in North Connemara have been rejected.
The commercial treehouse would have been located on the grounds of the estate of the Killary Adventure Company.
It was billed as a luxury escape from normal life for guests – and would have accommodated up to four people.
But the plans have now been rejected by county planners, largely on environmental grounds.
They weren’t satisfied that the treehouse wouldn’t impact on nearby SAC’s – the Twelve Bens, Garraun Complex, Maumturk Mountains and Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex.