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.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.