Planners consider a ‘seventh route’ as deadline day on road decision approaches

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

A seventh route for the highly controversial N6 Galway City Transport Project is being considered following the groundswell of opposition to the six routes already proposed.

It is understood the ‘seventh route’ will include sections of the previously outlined routes and paths not included in the existing options. It comes following a request from stakeholders and consultants in recent weeks, for more time to complete the process, which was originally intended to select one of six route options for the road.

The emergence of the 'seventh route' also challenges claims that the existing six routes precent the consideraton of any kind of alternative proposals for the N6.


Labour succumb to neo-liberalism

Insider spotted Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan out knocking doors the other evening. He can only hope Dep Nolan’s appearance on the doorsteps does not impact too negatively on the Yes vote for marriage equality.

Will the electorate be saying 'On yer bike?' to Environment Minister Alan Kelly at Election 2016? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

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GMIT film student to have short film screened at Cannes

A short film by a young Galway-based filmmaker, Luke Morgan, has been selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Morgan is a third year student on the BA (hons) in film and documentary at GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media (CCAM).

GMIT film and documentary student Luke Morgan from Oughterard, Co Galway, whose short film Pockets has been selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner this summer.


DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard sees €3 million in sales at April auction

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Lough Atalia was a hive of activity last Friday, April 24, as leading property agent DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard held its April auctions which featured 26 lots in total. The arrival of bidders from 1.30pm onwards ahead of the 3pm start was an early indication of the intent for the day, and indeed by 3pm the veranda lounge was full to capacity with anxious vendors, hopeful bidders, and one or two interested spectators.


United must step it up again when St Pat’s visit tomorrow

Having cruised to a convincing SSE Airtricity League premier division 5-0 win at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday against Bray Wanderers, Galway United will be keen to deliver a similarly dynamic display when St Patrick's Athletic visit Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow (7.45pm).

Centre Jonah Cullligan gives Galwegians a flying start in Sunday’s Connacht u-17 Cup decider at the Galway Sportsground.


New Mercedes-Benz Vito delivers more for less

I have been very impressed with the new Mercedes-Benz Vito van range on a number of levels, and I expected it to continue to be the most expensive of the main competitors in this important van segment. The old Vito was €1,860 (ex-VAT) higher than the least expensive comparative entry level prices in that range.


Inismeain Suites wins Best of Irish Design at Inaugural National Tourism Awards

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD presented a specially commissioned trophy to Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites, Galway for “Best Design in Tourism” at the first ever Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, at a Gala event in the Doubletree Hilton, Dublin, to celebrate the inaugural national scheme identifying those who are making major difference in the tourism industry.


Me2UFitness Official Opening on Friday 8th May

Me2UFitness opened its doors in the middle of January and Christina Dillon has been very busy since welcoming clients old and new.


And us with the big happy heads on us...

I remember about a decade or more ago sticking my notebook under the nose of the then Health Minister Michael Noonan, when he was in Castlebar opening the hospital or something and asking him a question about something health related for the Galway area. And in the way he had about him back then, in the days before he was canonised, he cocked an eye and said to me “Right sonny, you're here from a Goll-way paper. This is not a day for Goll-way. Today is Mayo's day, not Goll-way's day.”

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