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.
Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works are underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry
Irish Water and Galway County Council say the Gort and Loughrea outage has been caused by technical issues overnight at the Seefin Reservoir and Gort water treatment plant.
There is also a major leak on the watermain network at Raheen, Athenry resulting in water outage at Raheen Road, Moanbaun GWS, Prospect and Derrydonnell Road.
A contractor is expected on site shortly to carry out the repair works.
Plans for Bubble Tea Shop at Abbeygate Street
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans are underway for a Bubble Tea Shop at Abbeygate Street.
The plan is led by Esma Awad and would see the conversion of an existing retail unit at 26 Abbeygate Street Lower.
The planning application stresses that a Bubble Tea Shop is not a coffee shop nor does it produce any type of heat or steam.
However, planners have deemed the application incomplete and a fresh application will now have to be submitted.
Eamon O’ Cuiv slams Government “petty-mindedness” over Traveller accommodation
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv has hit out at Government “petty mindedness” when it comes to Traveller accommodation.
He said quite rightly, we give out about the conditions for people looking for asylum and for students.
But speaking in the Dáil, he implied that Travellers are not afforded the same consideration.
Fianna Fail Deputy O’ Cuiv took aim at a pilot programme to provide loans for new caravans – which he suggested has amounted to very little in practice.