Galway Bay fm newsroom – Long-running parking problems in Cleggan are to be tackled with plans to develop a car park on the outskirts of the village.
The matter was raised at this week’s meeting of the Connemara Municipal District where Senior Engineer Evan Molloy said it would be operational by the end of the year.
Mr. Molloy told the meeting that there has been ongoing problems with parking during the tourist season.
He added that the number of people parking on the mainland on the way to and from Inis Bofin has compounded the problem.
The new car park is largely to be used by people who are visiting the island.
Fianna Fail Cllr Sean O’ Tuairisg said certain provisions have been made for Aran islanders who wish to park in Rosaveal and questioned if an agreement could be reached.
Sinn Fein Cllr Tom Healy asked if an incentive could be introduced to legitimise any illegal carparks.
They were advised that the new car park will also have a paid permit system for longer term parking for Inis Bofin.
A traffic management plan is also to be developed for the area towards the latter part of the year.
This will go on public display for six weeks with two weeks for submissions.
The plan will also look to limit the time cars can be parked in the village.
Galway TD says Government must stop “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway East TD says the Government must stop the “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines before they lose public trust.
It follows the fallout of an event organised by Katherine Zappone which was attended by 50 people including the Tanaiste.
The attorney-general has said outdoor parties of 200 people are allowed – but the hospitality sector and politicians point out this was not known or communicated.
Deputy Sean Canney says the mixed messaging going on is unacceptable and a degree of common sense is what’s needed.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, he said the Government needs to give a single, unified message to the public.
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Ryanair investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding 8 new routes
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ryanair is investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding eight new routes there.
It’s part of the airline’s recovery for the facility after the pandemic.
The majority of the new services will run in the winter, and will include flights to Corfu, Gran Canaria, Budapest and Birmingham in England.
The airline is now calling on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Aviation Taskforce, which includes a new National Aviation Policy.
The Shannon Group has welcomed the investment, and committment, saying it’s an important step on the road to recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ryanair also says its pre-pandemic service hasn’t returned at Cork Airport due to a lack of incentives.
Participants sought for NUIG study on seafood packaging
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Participants are being sought for a NUI Galway study on seafood packaging and waste management.
The study is part of an EU project which supports the sustainable development of the seafood sector in the Atlantic area.
Ireland has one of the lowest levels of consumption of seafood in Western Europe with very different consumption patterns that produce a lot of packaging.
Ireland tends to consume, on average, higher portions of packaged or frozen seafood, while other European countries lean towards fresh seafood.
The study at NUI Galway aims to understand Irish consumers knowledge of seafood packaging and waste management and how they compare to findings in Spain and Portugal.
Ultimately, the results will be used to help guide public policy that will promote efficient use of seafood packaging.
Participants are being sought for the study, which involves online questionnaires that take approximately 10 minutes – further information is available on the NUI Galway website.