Angry scenes as councillors plan Monday meeting on road proposal

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

The public disquiet over the proposed construction of the Galway City N6 Transport project shows no sign of abating with county councillors arranging an emergency meeting next Monday to debate the heated issue.

The anger and trauma which is being felt by the general public in relation to the new proposed bypass project led to one Galway county councillor being accused of having the attitude of Oliver Cromwell.

Republican Sinn Fein representative Tomás Ó Curraoin was clearly extremely upset following the outburst from a member of the public, which occurred in Barna last weekend. He told Monday’s county council meeting that he “felt like ground opening up and swallowing me”, when he was subjected to the tirade by an irate woman. The Connemara councillor was speaking as part of a debate on the new N6 Galway City Transport Project.


News

Angry scenes as councillors plan Monday meeting on road proposal

The public disquiet over the proposed construction of the Galway City N6 Transport project shows no sign of abating with county councillors arranging an emergency meeting next Monday to debate the heated issue.


What's On

The chef, the cyclist, and the photographer

CHUTZPAH, RESTLESSNESS, imagination and no little skill across a range of disciplines have all played their part in photographer Reg Gordon’s eventful and varied career path.

The Kenny family as photographed by Reg Gordon.

Property

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard leading the way again

Just as the company finished 2014 with the final auction of the year in Ireland, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is leading the way again this year with the first of its auctions to be held tomorrow in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway, at 3pm.


Sport

Lam hopeful Muliaina will be fit for Treviso test

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NUI Galway rugby XV celebrate victory and promotion in this year’s Connacht J1C league decider over Sligo at the weekend.

Motors

New Land Rover Discovery Sport goes on sale

Land Rover Ireland launched the new Discovery Sport last week with prices in Ireland starting from €37,100 for the 2.2 TD4 S model.


Business

Galway tourism interests part of gathering to attract business tourism to the west

Galway businesses were in Dublin this week to attend Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism Briefing and hear about plans for the business tourism sector for 2015 and beyond. Over 250 members from across Ireland’s business tourism sector were in attendance, representing conference venues, hotels, professional conference organisers, destination management companies, university conference offices and regional convention bureaux.

Pictured at the event are (l-r) Averil Burke, BEM Ireland; Eamon Howley, BEM Ireland; Darragh O'Connor,
Clayton Hotel; Kathleen McDonagh, GoWest; and Letitia Wade, Failte Ireland.

Lifestyle

The new bistro at The Ardilaun

It is fair to say, I think, that we have all learned to lower our expectations a little when dining in a hotel. Often we hear the phrase “the food was great” qualified by the appendage “for a wedding”. After all, serving 120 plus plates of beef or salmon all at the same time is an entirely different prospect to cooking two or four plates to order.


Opinion

Bringing Apple to a sort of orchard

Sssshhh, quiet now, quiet now lads, give him a chance give him a chance….


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