Date Published: 05-Dec-2010
Galway drivers are being warned of black ice and freezing fog this evening as Met Eireann forecasts another night of sub-zero temperatures.
Temperatures around Galway are expected to fall to between 3 and minus seven degrees.
Dense fog and freezing temperatures will be widespread across the country- particularly in the Midlands,however, it will remain mostly dry.
Galway Gardaí are advising motorists to take care on all routes but particularly on secondary and minor roads which may not have been gritted this weekend.
They say the main road from Gort to Loughrea, as well as minor roads in Tuam and Clifden are particulary dangerous today.
In the city, Gardaí say conditions are particulary bad around Lough Atalia- from the Docks road to College road, the western distributor road and Bishop O’ Donnell road.
Bothar na dTreabh, the road between the Tuam road and the Headford road, is also in a dangerous state this evening.
Aer Arann were forced to cancel three of its flights today because of the adverse weather conditions.
Galway airport is reporting that The London Luton and Waterford flights expected to arrive in Carnmore this evening have been delayed.
However this evenings departures to Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man from Galway airport are scheduled to leave on time.
Galway City Council says it is working at full capacity to repair water leaks and burst pipes across the city.
Teams are working around the clock to restore water to some homes in the westside of the city in parts of Knocknacarra, Salthill, Rahoon and Claremont.
This is due to low water levels in the Clifton Hill and Tonabrockey resevoirs.
Engineer with Galway city water services Joe McGuire says that water levels have improved this afternoon and they hope to have water restored to homes by this evening.
Homeowners in Connemara are also reporting difficullties with their water supplies.
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.