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OVER 100 SUBMISSIONS TO GALWAY- TUAM MOTORWAY

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 20-Feb-2008

Over a hundred submissions have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála regarding the proposed M17 motorway between Galway and Tuam.

The 25 and a half kilometre motorway will stretch from Rathmorrissey outside Galway city to the existing N17 where it will join the proposed Tuam bypass.

The closing date for submissions to the Compulsory Purchase Orders and the Environmental Impact Statement for the M17 was last Friday [15/2].

Over 100 submissions and objections have been lodged by residents and landowners along the planned route.

These centre around noise pollution, and what objectors claim are inadequate planting,screening and drainage details.

Several objectors state that the “design of the road” will have such a “negative impact on the value and character” of their holdings that “no amount of money will adequately compensate the owners for loss and damage.”

An Bord Pleanála will now review all submissions and objections to the M17 motorway and will decide on a date for an oral hearing.

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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.

Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.

The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.

It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.

At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.

 

 

 

 

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Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.

The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.

Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.

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Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.

The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.

Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.

Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.

The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.

 

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