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REVAMP OF GALWAY SHOPPING CENTRE GIVEN GREEN LIGHT

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-Oct-2008

A total revamp of the Galway Shopping centre on the Headford road has been given the green light by city councillors, by a majority vote.

The decision to grant planning permission for a new urban village at the site was made at last evening’s meeting of the city council.

The new development will mean the demolition of the existing shopping centre to make way for shops, restaurants, leisure centre, 228 apartments, municipal art gallery and a multi storey car park of just under 2,000 spaces.

It will also mean closing the existing road into the shopping centre from the Headford road roundabout and the construction of a new access road from Sean Mulvoy road through the sports ground behind.

The 140 million euro development, which has been in the pipeline for over five years, was proposed by Dublin Company Lindat Ltd.

There are a total of 67 conditions attached to planning permission, which relate mostly to noise and dust pollution during construction.

The development means the creation of between three and four hundred construction jobs, as well as an extra 1,000 new jobs added to the existing number currently working at the shopping centre when the building is complete.

At last evening’s city council meeting, the motion was carried by a majority 12 votes to 2 with Councillor Declan McDonnell abstaining from the vote because of legal advice.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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