Galway Bay fm newsroom – A proposal for a solar farm near Clifden has been shot down.
The county council has refused to grant planning permission to Lir Energy Ltd for a 4 megawatt solar farm with storage units at Tooraskeheen.
The solar farm planned for Clifden would have involved an upgrade of the existing access road, a new access road and substation with transformers.
County planners have turned down the plans stating that they are not satisfied that the development wouldn’t adversely impact on nearby protected European sites.
Planners also state that the solar farm would not be capable of adequately assimilating into the rural landscape.
Another reason for refusal is that planners felt the development would have the potential to adversely impact on the amenities of residential properties in surrounding areas.
Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.
Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.
Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.
The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:
Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.
Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997
She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.
Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.
Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.
Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.