Date Published: 15-Apr-2008
Work could begin on the proposed Knocknacarra Sport and Leisure Centre early next year, last night’s meeting of Galway City Council heard.
A presentation about the facility, planned for the Western Distributor Road, was given to Councillors by James Smyth Architects.
A public – private partnership is seen as the best route to build the facility which has been in the pipeline for some years.
The latest plans outline a pool, sports hall, gym, changing rooms and meeting rooms.
There will also be changing rooms for Millars Lane Football Club which uses the pitches across from the planned site for the centre.
While all Councillors unanimously supported the scheme, some were concerned about the time-frame for the project.
Councillor Daniel Callanan says people living in Knocknacarra have had “many false dawns”
Funding for the project will come from both public and private sources.
City Manager Joe McGrath says discussions will be held with the developers and residents in the area between now and July.
A planning application is expected to be lodged in the next few months and by November, the Council hopes to have the planning and funding aspects ironed out.
If all goes to plan, work should begin on the Knocknacarra Sport and Leisure facility in early 2009.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.