No significant impact on Galway so far after Storm Callum makes landfall
Galway Bay fm newsroom – While thousands of homes nationwide are without power after Storm Callum made landfall last night – Galway has so far escaped the brunt of the storm.
There are no reported power outages across the county – as well as no major obstructions or debris reported across the road network.
However, wet and windy conditions are expected to continue this morning – and a status orange warning remains in place for Galway until 5 this evening.
The City Council is warning that road closures remain in place – as high tides are due this morning – despite the removal of barriers and bollards overnight by motorists.
30 thousand homes and businesses nationwide are without power this morning – mostly in the south of the country.
Minister says “no question” Loughrea bus service must be examined
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has accepted there is “no question” that the lack of bus services to Loughrea must be examined.
Minister Darragh O Brien was responding to a question from Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon, who said the situation is unacceptable.
He argued it’s just 30 minutes from Galway City and has a population of 6 thousand – but there’s no service after 6.30pm.
Cabinet Minister admits delays to Galway Housing Taskforce report “unusual”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Cabinet Minister has admitted that major delays to a report from the Galway Housing Taskforce are “unusual”.
The matter was raised in the Dáil by Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
She pointed out there’s not been one single report produced since the taskforce was set up by Government in 2019 to analyze the local housing crisis.
Speaking in response, Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohue wasn’t aware of the specifics – but admitted it is unusual.
Traffic disruption expected in Doughiska as three-day works get underway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Traffic disruptions are to be expected in Doughiska and Roscom from this evening as three-day road surfacing works take place.
The works will get underway at 6pm between the Old Dublin Road and the Ros Caoin estate.
A one-way system will be in place, and motorists will only be able to drive southbound, with only emergencies allowed north of Ros Caoin junction.
The works are taking place today Tuesday, tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday between 6pm and midnight.