Galway bay FM Newsroom – Connemara County Councillors are set to examine the possibility of extinguishing a right-of-way on a local public road in the Cill Chiaráin area of Connemara as part of the process regarding a planning application for a Marine industries and research park at that location.
County Council planners gave concerns about traffic safety at that location as one reason for refusing planning permission for the proposed Marine Park, which is known as Páirc na Mara.
Páirc na Mara – a proposed marine industry, research and development park – is regarded by Údarás na Gaeltachta as a flagship project aimed at economic development and creating employment in south Connemara.
However, Galway County Council planners refused planning permission for the development, to the east of Cill Chiaráin village.
The close proximity of a local road to the entrance to the proposed Marine Park, and possible traffic hazards, was one of the reasons for the decision.
An appeal has been lodged with an Bord Pleanála
Chairman, Séamus Walsh, proposed at this week’s meeting of rhe Connemara Councillors that the ending of a right-of-way on the road in question, known officially as the L-52452, should be considered by the County Council. It is understood that another entrance for residents could be substituted for any such closure.
This process would involve public notices and public consultation and could eventually be brought back to Connemara area County Councillors who would vote on any proposed change to the status of the road in question.
Efforts Intensify to Broker Peace Deal Among Feuding Factions Following Yesterday’s Violence in Tuam
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Tuam area councillors are calling on the leaders of the groups involved in yesterday’s violence in Tuam to come to the table for peace talks with community leaders in a bid to avoid any reprisals.
There’s been widespread reaction to the altercation which it’s believed is linked to an ongoing feud in the Galway town.
Up to 30 gardai accompanied by armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after violence broke out.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.
Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.
Two funerals took place yesterday in the town with local Councillor Donagh Killilea stating that the violence which broke out later that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.
Instead it’s believed yesterday’s incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.
Speaking To Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks , Tuam Fine Gael Councillor Pete Roche says he is fearful of reprisals following yesterday’s violence.
Efforts have intensified today to broker a peace deal between the families involved in the Tuam feud.
It’s hoped those involved will meet with community leaders next week to avoid any further violence breaking out in the town.
Fianna Fail Councillor Donagh Killilea says he has extended an invitation to peace talks in a bid to avoid any further incidents.
Night-time Water Restrictions Lifted in Glenamaddy
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Night time water restrictions have been lifted in Glenamaddy.
The restrictions, which were in place since Saturday, have been lifted with immediate effect.
Irish Water says they were necessary due to high levels of domestic, commercial and agricultural demand for treated drinking water experienced in Glenamaddy and surrounding areas, coupled with low reservoir levels.
Water reserves have now recovered.
UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.
47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.
Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.
Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.