Date Published: 08-Jan-2011
Night time water restrictions will remain in place in some parts of the county for at least another week.
Director of services at Galway county Council, Jim Cullen, says that crews are working around around the clock to repair leaks but demand for water is still exceptionally high.
Mr.Cullen says he expects all night time water restrictions in the county to be lifted in the next seven to ten days.
This means homes served by the Mid Galway regional water scheme, the Oranmore public supply and Athenry public supply will continue to have nightly water service restricted between 9pm and 9am.
Individual water supplies to homes in Barna, Forramoyle and parts of Moycullen will also be affected intermittently due to leak repairs.
A boil water notice is still in place for homes served by the mid Galway public supply, the Gort public water scheme, the Roscuc water scheme and the Letterfrack Public water scheme.
A boil water notice is also still in place for residents on the Tullycross public water scheme and the areas served by the Redmount hill resevoir which includes Meelick, Fahey, Clonfert and Eyrecourt environs.
Stand pipes are still in place at a number of locations across the county including Athenry, Gort and Spiddal.
This water must be boiled before use.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.