Minister of State says Gort to Tuam motorway not shelved
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Minister of State and Galway East T.D, Ciaran Cannon says the delay in starting work on the M17 Gort to Tuam motorway is due to ‘protracted negotiations.
The Government has committed 20 million euro to the project, which will be a public-private partnership.
Direct Route consortium has been selected as the preferred bidder and negotiations between the group and the National Roads Authority are underway.
It’s hoped the scheme can get underway as soon as possible to provide much needed construction jobs to the area, however it’ll be at least the end of the year before negotiations are complete.
Plans lodged for 28 homes at Letteragh Road
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a development of 28 homes at Letteragh Road on the west side of the city.
The project is led by Callanan & Walsh Construction Co. Limited and would be based at a site near existing estates along the road.
It would be a mix of single and two-bed apartments across three seperate blocks.
City planners are due to make a decision in July
All corners of Galway hosting events for Cruinniú na nÓg
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Events will be hosted across all corners of Galway to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg this weekend.
The National Day of Creativity for Young People is being held tomorrow, with over 700 free events scheduled around the country.
It’s a collaboration between the Arts and Culture Department, the Creative Ireland Prorgamme, Galway County Council and RTÉ.
Cruinniú na nÓg is a one-day event, designed to empower young people to develop their creative potential.
Some of the highlights include a street peformance in Tuam, a drumming session in Oughterard and a dance and music workshop in Lettermore.
The tech side of creativity will also be represented with Lego Robotics and Coding Workshops in Moycullen and Carraroe.
A variety of artists will visit nine different refugee centres, offering workshops in print-making, circus skills, kite-making and music.
Libraries in Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Oranmore, Carraroe and Tuam will also host a variety of free activities.
The full list of events and booking is available on cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie]
New Martin Junction to officially open next week
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – After months of delays and immense frustration for motorists, the new Martin Junction near the Galway Clinic is finally set to open next week.
It brings to an end a long-running saga that began in January 2022 and was originally expected to be completed that August.
The lights will now be officially commissioned on Wednesday, June 13th, at 11am.
Local Councillor Alan Cheevers has been speaking to David Nevin.