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Stay safe – and keep off Galway’s roads on Saturdays!

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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.

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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