Galway Bay fm newsroom – Safety barriers are to be installed along a dangerous section of the N65 near Kilmeen Cross in Loughrea.
That’s according to Galway East Junior Minister Ciaran Cannon who says the provision of the Vehicle Restraint Systems is vital ahead of the winter season.
He says the need for the structures was established following a safety audit carried out by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
This assessed an unprotected drop of several feet on either side of the road into drains and undergrowth.
Kilmeen Cross has been the subject of a long-running local campaign in recent years to improve the safety standards at the junction.
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Minister Ryan appoints Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh chairperson of Shannon Group
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh has been appointed Chairperson designate of the Shannon Group.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan announced the move today, saying Mr O’Ceidigh will bring extensive experience and sectoral knowledge to the role.
He has held senior management positions including Executive Officer and Chairman of Aer Arann for some 26 years, and served as a Senator
Commenting on his appointment, Mr O’Ceidigh said Shannon Airport is a vital economic engine for the Shannon Region and wider west of Ireland economy.
Funding approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed that funding will be provided for the additional accommodation
It includes two new mainstream classrooms and a special education teacher room to cater for the current demand within the recently built school.
Independent Galway East TD Sean Canney says it’s important that an area like Lackagh has the capacity to deliver education in modern facilities – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour
Slight fall in numbers claiming PUP in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Just over 106,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week.
That’s a drop of over 4,500 on last week.
The greatest reduction was in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
In Galway, the drop in number is very small this week – it’s gone down 260
This means 5,440 people are still on the PUP in Galway
Commenting on the national figures Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys say today’s figures show the number claiming payments has now fallen for 33 consecutive weeks.
Since February, the number of young people, under the age of 25, who were claiming the PUP is down by over 90 per cent.