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MET OFFICE SAYS WINDS WILL PEAK IN GALWAY THIS EVENING

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Date Published: 28-Dec-2012

The Road Safety Authority is urging road users in Galway to take care in the coming days with ‘extremely windy’ conditions expected

Met Éireann says there’ll be very strong southerly and southwesterly winds – and a risk of stormy conditions in the west and north

Members of the public are being urged to heed the advice of the Irish Coast Guard following the severe weather warning for Connaught

The Coast Guard strongly advises the public not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather

Strong and gusty southerly winds will increase during the afternoon and it will be extremely windy by evening with gale force winds gusting to storm force and some severe and damaging gusts in the west

A severe weather warning issued by Met Eireann for Galway says strong south to southwest winds during today will reach average speeds of 70 to 90 kph

They will peak in Galway this evening with gusts of 120 to 140 kph likely in places

Extremely windy for a time early tonight, but the winds will decrease overnight

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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