A new Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance has been approved for NUIGalway.
The City Council has granted planning permission for the new drama centre at the former IMI building at the Newcastle campus.
The former Irish Metal Industries building at NUIG is a protected structure which dates back to the 1850s.
It started out as a bleach and flax seed mill and over the course of its history was used as a bonded warehouse and a factory to make canon shells during World War 1.
NUIG took over the building at Earls Island in 1987 and it currently houses storage for the students’ union bar, the Bank of Ireland Theatre and the Marine Science department.
Planning permission has been granted to transform the building into a 120-seat auditorium with rehearsal space, a workshop, seminar room and a new stairway.
Planners have attached 9 conditions to the development.
All works must be monitored by a conservation architect and a photographic record of any industrial and scientific features must be supplied to the Council before they’re removed.
Also work on the new Centre for Drama at NUIG must cease if previously unrecorded archaeological material is discovered until a decision is made on how to deal with it.
LISTEN: Galway TD calls for Help To Buy Scheme to be extended to vacant properties
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Galway TD is urging the Government to extend the Help To Buy Scheme to cover vacant properties.
Raising the matter in the Dáil with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Deputy Sean Canney said there are vacant properties “splattered” around every town and village.
He asked if cabinet would consider expanding the scheme to help return these properties to the market:
Speaking in response, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar accepted it’s a logical proposal and said the issue is being considered.
Four people injured in Road Traffic Collision near Moycullen
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Four people have been injured in a three car road traffic collision that happened this morning near Moycullen.
Gardai and emergency services attended the scene of the accident which occurred on the N59 near the Wildlands this morning at approximately 10am.
The four people were taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment of injuries that are non-life threatening.
Motorists travelling on the N59 are warned that there are major delays on that road at the moment as Gardai continue their investigations with the road expected to be reopened around now.
Emergency Services at the scene of a Serious Road Traffic Collision near Moycullen
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – It is understood that emergency Services are currently at the scene of a Senior Road Traffic Collision on the N59 near Moycullen.
There are reports that three vehicles have been involved.
The collision is believed to have taken place near the Wildlands Adventure Sports Centre. A kilometre from the village.
No further information is available at this time