Date Published: 27-Jan-2010
Soccer coach, Billy Carr from Mervue has been named Galway Credit Union Volunteer of the Year.
He was presented with the award at the 7th Annual Mayor’s Awards for Galway City at a ceremony last night, which was broadcast live on Galway Bay Fm.
The popular Mayor’s Awards acknowledge outstanding volunteers and organisations who’ve improved their communities in the city over the last year.
Ala Community Theatre in Ballybane won the St Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union Arts, Culture, Heritage and Gaeilge Award.
St Columbas Credit Union Resident and Local Areas Award went to Renmore Residents Association.
Naomh Pádraig Credit Union Social and Community Support Award was won by both the Galway Volvo Ocean Race Volunteers and the Galway Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The Sports Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Michael Grealish of Our Lady’s Boys Club and the Connacht Branch of the IRFU.
Volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters Galway won the Children and Youth Award.
While the Young Volunteers of the Year Award went to Foundation Nepal/Transition Year Students of Colaiste Iognáid, The Jes.
Each winner was presented with a cheque for 700 euro and a Galway Crystal Plate by the Mayor of Galway Declan McDonnell.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.