Road would destroy campus, says NUI Galway

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Opposition to the road route proposals in the Galway City Transport Project was upped several gears last night with the news that NUI Galway will be objecting in the strongest possible terms to any developments which threaten its future.

In a strongly worded statement, the university said that the imposition of these routes would derail and disrupt past, present, and future developments and would render wasted decades of careful planning which have turned the university into one of the finest in Europe.

It said that the physical growth of the university has been carefully planned over many decades. A programme of land acquisition in Dangan had allowed the university to increase the area for new buildings while simultaneously acquiring space for sports facilities.


News

Galway delegation to travel to Europe to discuss bypass options

A deputation from Galway is to travel to Europe to discuss proposals for a new city bypass and the option of returning to the original route which failed at planning stage. It was decided at a special meeting of the Galway County Council on Monday evening that city and county councillors, local TDs, and community representatives will meet MEPs and members of the European Commission to discuss various options.


What's On

Wine, women, and song!

THE WORD ‘bespectacled’ is usually preceded or followed by the term ‘mild-mannered’, but there is nothing ‘mild-mannered’ about the bespectacled trio of wild women in sequinned mini-skirts that go by name The Nualas.


Property

O’Donnellan & Joyce to place twenty properties under the auction hammer tomorrow

O’Donnellan & Joyce is set to begin another busy year of successful auctions. The company’s first auction of the year takes place tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, where a wide range of properties will be going under the hammer, from investment opportunities to stunning family homes.

Auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan

Sport

Galway schools produce three national basketball titles

Galway is celebrating success on the national basketball stage after all three schools in All Ireland League finals secured national titles.

Head coach Ross Conboy, Kenneth Pesaitis, Josh Marvesley, Diarmuid Byrne, Macdara O’Sullivan, Ciaran Blaney, Jonatanas Pesaitis, Chris McNairney, John Hackett, Desmond McGreevy, Max Brennan, Kyle Cunningham (cpt), Rory Heffernan, Conor Egan, Jack Costelloe, Tom O’Malley, Connor Curran.

Motors

Peugeot 208 gets new look this summer

Three years after its launch, the Peugeot 208 has a new look.


Business

Prospects for Galway builders and contractors to be outlined at briefing tonight

Builders and contractors throughout Galway will be given an update on the prospects for house building in Galway at a free briefing taking place in Galway on Thursday March 5. The event will also address the changes to public procurement for the construction sector and which will have massive implications for all those looking to win local public contracts such as schools, roads, social housing or water works.

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

Capital gains —  Give three minutes to have your spake on the culture bid

Now's your chance to make a difference. To get your point across. Just like a drunk sidling up to a boss at the Christmas party and saying 'hic d'ya know what's wrong with dis fakkin' company', this is the time for you to make your mark. We all have opinions on what's wrong and right about Galway. To be fair, most is right, but now your opinions are needed on what can make Galway even more unique in its attempt to become Capital of Culture.


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