Date Published: 14-May-2013
The contracts have been signed for bringing natural gas to Tuam.
Bord Gais officials told a meeting of the town council last night (13/5) that they are hopeful of starting work on the project by the end of the month.
Peadar Mahoney, consulting engineer with Bord Gais Networks told the meeting that the target is to have the construction phase, costing 3.3 million euro, complete by early August.
The meeting was told that the cost of taking a connection to the front gate, or within 15 metres of a house is 220 euro plus VAT and 629 euro plus VAT for commercial premises.
Fiachra Quigley of Bord Gais Networks told the councillors that if 20 per cent of housing estates close to the gas mains signed up the estate could be connected.
At present six commercial users in Tuam have signed up to use natural gas.
The connection for Tuam is being brought from the pumping station in Beaghmore which also serves Headford and it is expected that work will be completed in approximately 12 weeks.
Call for direct donations to city charity shops
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.
It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.
However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.
Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.
Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.
The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.
Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.
Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.
Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.
His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.
The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.
Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide