Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Galway Bay FM News Archives

TWO CITY STREETS TO BE PEDESTRIANISED FOR TRIAL PERIOD

Published

on

Date Published: 22-Mar-2010

Two of the city’s busiest streets will be pedestrianised for one day next month to trial a smarter travel initiative.

Cross street and Middle street will be closed off to all public transport on Sunday April 11th

The closure of both streets to traffic will tie in with Urban Health Day, and is one of the proposals being put forward by the city council in their sustainable transport bid.

A draft plan of the bid is expected to be finalised in the next few weeks, and will be put on display for further public consultations before it is submitted to the Department of Transport

The council is among eleven contenders in the stage two bid for the national transport competition.

If the council is successful, it could net between twenty and twenty five million euro to improve the infrastructure of the city, as well as developing a new transport hub in Oranmore.

There are also plans to develop bike training parks and create new driver and cyclist education programmes.

Galway County Council are also in the process of finalising their sustainable transport bid, which could mean funding of five million euro for projects in Loughrea

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

Published

on

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.

 

Continue Reading

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

Published

on

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.

 

 

Continue Reading

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending