Galway Bay fm newsroom – A more permanent solution to prevent businesses in flood risk areas of the city needs to be found.
That’s according to Councillor Niall McNelis who owns a business at Spanish Arch, which was flooded again over the weekend.
Met Eireann has issued weather alerts until this afternoon – with the East and south east on Orange alert.
Gardaí in the county are advising motorists to drive with extra caution this morning due to an excess of surface flooding causing dangerous driving conditions.
Flood Street in the city flooded this morning aswell as the entrance to Toft Park in Salthill.
Spokesperson for Galway City Council, Gary McMahon says heavy rain hampered flood alleviation measures this morning.
Councillor Niall McNelis says a more permanent solution needs to be found.
National Broadband Ireland to host information event on rollout in Ballinasloe
Galway Bay fm newsroom – National Broadband Ireland is to host a pop-up information event in Ballinasloe from tomorrow (Fri 17th).
The two day event will take place at Tesco Superstore in Menlo, Ballinasloe from 10am to 4pm.
The event aims to give the public an opportunity to learn about the national broadband plan, when high speed fibre broadband is coming to various areas in Galway and how households can get connected.
The NBI team will be on-hand to take registrations to enable future updates on the rollout in specific areas.
It comes as NBI currently has construction underway to bring fibre to 3,307 premises in the Ballinasloe intervention area.
These are in the townlands including Clontuskert, Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Liscapple, Aughrim, Carnakelly, Fohenagh, Riversdale, Dowras, Kiltormer, and Rosmore among others.
In total, there are 38,714 premises in the intervention area in county Galway, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools.
UHG Has Second Highest Number of Patients on Trolleys In The Country
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway’s Emergency Department has the second highest number of patients waiting on trolleys at any ED across the country today.
According to the INMO’s trolley watch figures, there are 31 patients at the acute hospital’s Emergency Department in Galway city now awaiting beds.
UHG’s figure for emergency department patients awaiting beds is the second highest in the country, with only Cork University Hospital worse affected where 43 patients are on trolleys..
Galway East Fianna Fail Minister Defends Simon Harris In Cabinet Leak Controversy
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: A Galway East Junior Minister has pledged her support to the Higher Education Minister who is at the centre of claims he leaked Cabinet information.
Opposition TD Matt Carthy used Dail privilege last night to claim Simon Harris leaked news of the Katherine Zappone appointment to journalists.
A spokesperson for Minister Harris says this was a clear misuse of Dail privilege and it’s untrue.
Speaking on Galway Talks earlier, Fianna Fail Minister for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte voiced her support for her Government colleague.