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PLANNING APPEALS BOARD SANCTIONS SECONDARY SCHOOL IN KNOCKNACARRA

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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

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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