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An Post to roll out electric vehicles in Galway next year

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 750 electric vehicles will be delivering post around the country by 2022, with the initiative due to be rolled out in Galway next year.

200 rechargeable bikes and vans will be making zero emission deliveries around Dublin by the end of this year.

While the ...

yesterday 18:13 open_in_new
Man who died in Ballinasloe road incident named locally

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man who died in a road incident in Ballinasloe last evening has been named locally as Tony Duane from the Portumna area.

The pensioner who was 70 years of age was pronounced dead after his car struck a wall at Sycamore Hill on the Lawrencetown to Ballinasloe ...

yesterday 18:13 open_in_new
Controversy over Connemara rights of way could reach boiling point

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Controversy could be on the horizon if rights of way on boreens are not registered in the Connemara area.

That’s according to Councillor Séamus Walsh who brought the matter up at a meeting of Conamara Municipal District Council this week.

It was ...

yesterday 18:13 open_in_new
City Hall to host meeting on water safety

Galway Bay fm newsroom -Key stakeholders for the delivery of water safety measures in the city are to meet in city hall tomorrow (Thursday).

Groups attending include representatives from the RNLI, Gardai, coast guard, civil defence and students’ union.

The private meeting will ...

yesterday 16:07 open_in_new
Eoghan Murphy to establish Galway Housing Delivery Task Force to deal with significant delivery challenges

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Housing Minister has outlined plans to establish a Galway Housing Delivery Task Force to deal with significant delivery challenges.

The Minister outlined the plan as he published a breakdown of social housing delivery in 2018.

The report breaks down a ...

yesterday 14:01 open_in_new
NUIG to host high level conference on Brexit

Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to host a high level conference on Brexit and the future of British-Irish relations.

The event will involve leading figures in politics, business, journalism and academia.

The challenge of Brexit has engulfed British politics for more than two ...

yesterday 11:55 open_in_new
Road reopens following fatal crash near Ballinasloe

The Lawrencetown to Ballinasloe road has reopened following a fatal crash.

A man aged in his 70s was killed in the incident which took place at Sycamore Hill at around 8.30 last evening.

The male driver of the car, who was 70 years of age, was fatally injured when his car struck a ...

yesterday 11:55 open_in_new
Transport Infrastructure Ireland slammed for ignoring local concerns over Claregalway traffic plans

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transport Infrastructure Ireland is being slammed for ignoring locals concerns over traffic calming plans for Claregalway.

Councillor Jim Cuddy raised the issue at a meeting of the Athenry/Oranmore municipal district this week during a discussion of the local ...

yesterday 09:49 open_in_new
Man killed in road crash in Ballinasloe

A man was killed in a road crash in Ballinasloe last night.

The single vehicle crash happened at Sycamore Hill, on the Lawrencetown side of the Ballinasloe to Lawrencetown Road, at around 8.30 last night.

The driver of the car – who was 70 years of age – was killed when his car ...

yesterday 09:49 open_in_new
Man killed in road crash near Ballinasloe

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has been killed in a road traffic crash near Ballinasloe.

The single vehicle crash happened at Sycamore Hill, on the Lawrencetown side of the Ballinasloe to Lawrencetown Road, at around 8.30 last night.

The male driver of the car – who was 70 ...

yesterday 08:46 open_in_new
Athenry Oranmore councillors call for fencing along 300 metre segment of N84 road near Carrowbrowne

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Athenry Oranmore councillors are calling for fencing along a 300 metre segment of the N84 road near Carrowbrowne.

The motion was put forward by Councillor James Charity at a meeting of the Athenry Oranmore municipal district council – following numerous ...

2019-02-19 20:04 open_in_new
New sheltered housing planned for Dunmore

New sheltered housing is being planned for Dunmore town.

Homes for Dunmore is seeking planning permission for 6 semi-detached bungalows in three blocks of 2 at Barrack Street.

Sheltered housing refers to rented properties for older people, disabled or vulnerable people.

A ...

2019-02-19 19:01 open_in_new
Irish Ocean Literacy Network to hold event at Marine Institute in Oranmore

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Irish Ocean Literacy Network is to host its first meeting in the Marine institute in Renville Oranmore tomorrow.

The theme of the event is human health and the ocean, and how it makes us feel.

Dr.Easkey Britton of NUI Galway and documentary maker Ken ...

2019-02-19 16:55 open_in_new
FBI given access to DNA from Connemara genealogical study

Galway Bay fm newsroom – People in the Connemara Gaeltacht who are participating in a genealogical study have been advised that DNA samples they have given may be in use – among millions of others – in crime investigations in the United States.

What is known as the “Gaeltacht ...

2019-02-19 15:52 open_in_new
€2.9m allocated to upgrade cycling and pedestrian network

An allocation of €2.9 million has been made to upgrade the city’s cycling and pedestrian network in an attempt to boost numbers making the commute on two wheels.

At a meeting of Galway City Council, councillors were told that the initial works will take place in areas that are already ...

2019-02-19 15:52 open_in_new
New pitch in swap for UHG’s ‘temporary’ helipad

A ‘temporary’ helipad built on community scrubland in Shantalla in 2013, which was supposed to be there for just six months, has become the busiest hospital helicopter landing-pad in the country.

The landing pad at University Hospital Galway – on lands loaned to the HSE by the City ...

2019-02-19 15:52 open_in_new
Council to decide on plans to remove Galway Clinic roundabout

Plans to remove the Martin Roundabout at Galway Clinic will take a step forward this year – with funding secured and an application for permission to proceed to City Council within six months.

The project, which will transform the roundabout into a fully signalised junction, was granted ...

2019-02-19 15:52 open_in_new
River archway to mark legacy of Easter Rising

An archway to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916 will be built at a pedestrian bridge in the city.

City councillors have voted to proceed with plans for the commemorative arch at O’Brien’s Bridge and Bruach na Coiribe.

The erection of a commemorative arch in ...

2019-02-19 14:49 open_in_new
Calls for lighting along new Abbeyknockmoy walkway

A county councillor has called for lighting to be installed along the new Abbeyknockmoy walkway.

Councillor Peter Roche says the dedicated 5 kilometre pedestrian and cyclist path along the N63 is heavily trafficked by locals and needs to be lit to ensure the safety of those using ...

2019-02-19 13:46 open_in_new
County Council urged to appoint permanent CEO position

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Council is being urged to appoint a permanent chief executive officer position.

It comes as the council hasn’t had a permanent CEO since 2014.

Acting Chief Executive Kevin Kelly has held the role in the interim period.

Galway West ...

2019-02-19 13:46 open_in_new
Half of Connemara landowners reach agreement in principle over greenway

Almost half of landowners affected by plans for a greenway between Clifden and Oughterard have reached agreement in principle with the county council.

At a meeting of Conamara Municipal District Council this week (18/2), councillors were told that the Department has sought additional ...

2019-02-19 12:43 open_in_new