Date Published: 20-Apr-2009
Residents along a section of the M6 have averted a blockade of the road following negotiations between council officials.
Residents from Caherbriscaun, which is between Oranmore and Athenry, threatened the action this afternoon over the construction of an embankment along a local road.
They say the embankment is closer to local houses than agreed upon in the original design of the M6 motorway.
This afternoon, residents threatened to blockade a section of the road if construction workers did not make changes to the position of the embankment.
Galway County Council Project manager Ciaran Wyn has now agreed to discuss proposals for a redesign of the local road, and a decision is due this week.
Galway East Deputy Frank Fahey was in Caherbriscaun this afternoon and said there was a lot of anger over the embankment.
Meanwhile, Deputy Fahey has announced that the Ballinasloe/ Athlone section of the motorway could be completed by July.
The Fine Fail TD says that when it’s completed motorists will be able to travel on motorway all the way from Ballinasloe to the Leixlip bypass on the approach to Dublin.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.