Date Published: 10-Jan-2012
The roundabout at Galway Shopping Centre is to change into a signalised junction in the next few months.
The upgrade of the Bodkin roundabout was contentiously passed at a meeting of the City Council last night. [9/1]
Head of Galway Transportation Unit, Joe Tansey, gave a presentation to the Council about the plans for the roundabout at Galway Shopping Centre.
He said one aspect of the plan is to allow right turns out of Seán Mulvoy retail park, which is currently not allowed.
There will also be a right turn option exiting the Galway retail park at McDonalds.
The exit from Dunnes Stores on the Headford Road will form a signalised junction with the exit from Dún na Coiribe.
Controversy erupted when Councillor Catherine Connolly said she wanted some guarantees in relation to a separate roundabout towards Westside.
She said she would vote against the plans for the Bodkin roundabout if she didn’t get the answers she needed.
All hell broke loose when several Labour councillors said they wanted a decision on the Galway Shopping Centre roundabout deferred for a fortnight.
A motion to defer the decision was defeated.
Eventually the plans for the roundabout were passed by 7 votes to 5.
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.