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.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.