Date Published: 22-Aug-2008
A group of city residents are vowing to oppose a controversial development on a site owned by the Sisters of Mercy at Taylor’s Hill.
Planners have granted planning permission for the development east of Rosary Lane, which will include more than 120 homes, including a 5-storey apartment block and creche.
The development is on the site of the historic Lenaboy Castle, a protected structure.
34 conditions have been attached to the development, the chief one being that 1 point 4 million euro must be given to the City Council towards the cost of services for the area.
Also 275 thousand euro must be paid by the applicant for junction improvements at Taylors Hill road and Maunsells road.
Planners have also stipulated that the phasing of traffic lights at the Rosary Lane / Taylors Hill junction be amended to an 80 second cycle to reduce queuing.
However residents in the area met last night at the Ardilaun hotel expressing their concerns about the development.
Marie Ruane is one of group opposing the plans and says they will lodge an appeal.
Some city councillors had put forwards motions that the land be bought by the Council and made into a park.
Councillor Donal Lyons says he’s disappointed this was not feasible.
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.