Date Published: 02-Oct-2008
The go ahead has been given for a new secondary school in Knocknacarra, despite opposition from local residents.
The school is to be the permanent building for Colaiste na Coiribe, which is currently housed in cramped conditions in a former primary school beside Bohermore roundabout
An Bord Pleanála has granted outline permission for the school on a greenfield site at Ballyburke, north of the Fána Burca estate.
Some of the Fána Burca residents had lodged an appeal stating that they believe their estate would be used as a drop off point for students.
They also expressed concerns about nuisance and anti-social behaviour due to the pedestrian entrance through the estate.
The appeals board has attached 17 conditions to the grant of permission, and these include that the school must not come into operation until a new link road has been built.
Also when full planning permission for the Knocknacarra school is being sought, a traffic control plan must be submitted to the City Council.
Local Cllr Donal Lyons is delighted this piece of vital infrastructure for Knocknacarra has got the go ahead
Cllr Lyons says the lobby must now begin to have the school included in the next round of buildings sanctioned by the Department of Education
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.