Date Published: 23-Mar-2011
Drivers in Galway are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents on Saturday – particularly in the afternoon – than any other day of the week.
The Ireland Road Collision statistics compiled by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) show that most accidents on Galway’s roads occur at the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, while the least amount of accidents of any day of the week occur on Thursdays.
The majority of accidents on all days of the week on Galway’s roads occur between 10am and 4pm while the least amount of collisions were recorded between 3am and 7am each day.
The RSA data was collected over a three year period to 2008 and includes minor, serious and fatal accidents in Galway.
The newly released statistics show that during this time there were 843 collisions on Galway’s roads – less than one a day over the three years.
Of these collisions – minor, serious and fatal – the most, 148, occurred on Saturday, with the second most, 143, on Sunday.
Of the 843 collisions, the most, 259, happened between 10am and 4pm; while the next most frequent times for collisions was between 4pm and 7pm (174), followed by 7pm to 11pm (156).
See full story in this week’s Connacht Tribune.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.