New report suggests Galway’s hospitality sector vulnerable to a hard Brexit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway’s drinks and hospitality businesses are highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit.
That’s according to a new report published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.
Hospitality work in Galway, which includes pubs, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants accounts for almost 7,500 jobs – 6.8 percent of all employment in the county.
Hospitality accounts for 9.5 percent of all employment in the West of Ireland compared to 8 percent in Dublin.
DCU Associate Professor of Economics Anthony Foley says an economic shock like Brexit could hit jobs in certain areas, you can hear him on The Galway News@1…
Water outage in Barnaderg Tuam due to network leak
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway County Council, Water Services are advising residents and businesses on the Barnaderg Group Water Supply Scheme they will be without a supply this evening
The outage will be from approximately 7pm to 11pm
It’s due to a leak on the Uisce Eireann watermains network.
Permission granted for controversial communications mast in Monivea
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Permission has been granted for a controversial communications mast in Monivea.
The 27M mast, which would be based on the grounds of Monivea rugby club, sparked considerable debate in the local community last year.
From the start, there has been significant local opposition to the plans, including a public meeting held in Monivea last summer.
An enormous amount of submissions were also lodged by local residents on the application for planning permission.
The majority were negative – though some locals did voice their support for the project, which Monivea rugby club says will ensure the availability of high-speed broadband in the local area.
It hasn’t been a smooth process, with several delays for various reasons – including the need for the planned tower having to be re-designed to reduce its height.
But now, county planners have cleared the way for its construction with a grant of permission, with 11 conditions attached.
Safety works underway on dangerous corner in Caherlistrane
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Safety works are being carried out today on a dangerous corner in Caherlistrane.
Contractors are putting in anti-skid markings at Loftus Corner, with road signage to follow.
It’s after a number of incidents in which cars lost control at the corner and ended up in a nearby field.
Councillor Andrew Reddington says local residents have been looking for these works for years.