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 County VEC Chief takes High Court case
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.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
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.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
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.