Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Work is set to begin on the €7.1-million Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, is due to sign off on a review of environmental assessments.
Construction of the drainage scheme was delayed last year as a result of new regulations that required a full review of Environmental Impact Assessments to be carried out by the Office of Public Works. That review has now been completed and is expected to be formally approved by Minister Howlin. No date has been given yet for when exactly this will take place, alothough it is due to be fone "in the coming weeks". The work will begin soon after and be carried out by the OPW.
“This is a hugely important project for the people of Claregalway who vividly remember the devastation and destruction that was caused by flooding there in 2009,” said Fine Gael Galway West TD Brian Walsh. “The flood-relief scheme represents a substantial investment in the area, which will ensure those circumstances are never repeated again.”
The United States Ambassador to Ireland will face a peace protest, in opposition to American wars across the world, when he arrives in the city today to address a Galway Chamber business lunch.
GALWAY WRITER Claire-Louise Bennett will launch her debut collection of short stories, Pond, this Saturday at the Hotel Meyrick, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
It was a day for the buyer at O’Donnellan & Joyce’s packed auction room in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, last Friday, April 17. It was the company’s second auction of the year, and the seventh in 15 months, where excellent value for money was on offer for more than 500 eager buyers who generated €3.2m in property sales from lots presented from Galway, Mayo, Sligo, and throughout Connacht.
All the odds are stacked against the home side when Connacht face league leaders Glasgow Warriors on Saturday (1.05pm) at the Galway Sportsground.
Last year, Renault remarkably maintained its lead in the European light commercial vehicle market for a remarkable 17th successive year, with a 14.2 per cent market share.
Galway based company Ocean Harvest Technology have won the Agri-food sector award at this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards held in Belfast City Hall on Friday night. The award marked the recognition that Ocean Harvest Technology is bringing the sea and science together to create a more sustainable farming culture.
Majority of Irish have a love/hate relationship with their skin and almost a quarter of Irish women never let their partner see them without make-up.
In the end it came fast…. but slow. The screams from up on board overtaken by the roar of the waters breaking through the entrances filling the space about their feet. And as that cold water rushed into that dark space, they knew that death was creeping up on them. Death they had left behind, they thought. When that boat pulled away from the shore, as they were herded on as darkness approached, they took one last look at the land behind them, a land where they knew mainly death. Where they were numbed by it, stunned by it. Driven to risk death by it. One face of death roaring at them, rushing them towards a meeting with the same fear.