Two people rescued from boat on Lough Corrib
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been rescued from a boat which was stranded on Lough Corrib overnight.
A man and a woman were sailing on Lough Corrib when the engine fell off their boat.
The coast guard received a call from the occupants at 7.30 this morning, and the Corrib Mask lifeboat was dispatched.
The occupants and their dog were returned safely to their home on Inishanboe Island.
Water outage in Barnaderg Tuam due to network leak
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway County Council, Water Services are advising residents and businesses on the Barnaderg Group Water Supply Scheme they will be without a supply this evening
The outage will be from approximately 7pm to 11pm
It’s due to a leak on the Uisce Eireann watermains network.
Permission granted for controversial communications mast in Monivea
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Permission has been granted for a controversial communications mast in Monivea.
The 27M mast, which would be based on the grounds of Monivea rugby club, sparked considerable debate in the local community last year.
From the start, there has been significant local opposition to the plans, including a public meeting held in Monivea last summer.
An enormous amount of submissions were also lodged by local residents on the application for planning permission.
The majority were negative – though some locals did voice their support for the project, which Monivea rugby club says will ensure the availability of high-speed broadband in the local area.
It hasn’t been a smooth process, with several delays for various reasons – including the need for the planned tower having to be re-designed to reduce its height.
But now, county planners have cleared the way for its construction with a grant of permission, with 11 conditions attached.
Safety works underway on dangerous corner in Caherlistrane
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Safety works are being carried out today on a dangerous corner in Caherlistrane.
Contractors are putting in anti-skid markings at Loftus Corner, with road signage to follow.
It’s after a number of incidents in which cars lost control at the corner and ended up in a nearby field.
Councillor Andrew Reddington says local residents have been looking for these works for years.