Date Published: 30-Dec-2011
The proposed new retail development on the Seamus Quirke and Rahoon road will enhance the Westside of the city.
That’s according to businessman and former Mayor of Galway Micheal O’hUiginn who this morning lodged the planning application for the former T.O’Higgins manufacturing site.
The development includes the demolition of the existing buildings, an elevated retail unit over a surface car park with a cafe, licenced area and restaurant.
It also includes a public plaza, service yard, new road access, landscaping and signage.
A 35 million euro Tesco supermarket and filling station is planned for the site.
The gross floor space of the proposed works is over 10 thousand 500 square metres.
The proposed development has been shrouded in controversy over residents objections to it and a zoning legal challenge.
Residents have concerns over the scale of the development and the threat to road safety as a result of increased traffic
However, Micheal O’hUiginn told Galway Bay fm news that if it gets the go ahead , it will give a much needed lift to the Westside.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.