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Citroen Ireland has joined forces with Road Safety Ireland to support its new ‘Driving for Work’ Safe Driving Experience which is now being offered at its new purpose built road safety experience centre in Co Monaghan.
A coastal erosion and flood risk management study for Inishbofin, which was approved for funding in 2015, has still not been carried out, a situation a leading Galway TD has called “disappointing”.
A total of €1.1 million has been allocated to the repair of roads throughout County Galway, which were damaged by a series of storms this year. The funding will come through a special maintenance grant.
The presentation of a representation of the wooden travel box in which circa 137 Mayo workhouse orphan girls’ carried their possessions to Australia in 1848-50, and the unveiling of a quilt bearing their names, will feature as part of four days of The Great Famine Remembrance, which take place in Ballina from Tuesday October 16 to Friday October 19.
A new D class lifeboat for Ballyglass RNLI is to be officially named Clann Lir, during a ceremony at the inshore lifeboat station at 2pm on Saturday. The lifeboat, which went into service earlier this year, has been funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.
Coastal areas in Mayo today are preparing to batten down the hatches for the arrival of Storm Callum.
As Galway City Council prepares to deploy flood control measures at the Spanish Arch in advance of storm force winds and high spring tides tonight and tomorrow, the local authority is advising people to keep a close eye on weather updates over the coming days.
Industrial giants, Volkswagen and Siemens want to further improve road safety, especially at crossroads. To achieve this, new functions have been developed for the local exchange of information between vehicles and digital transport infrastructure. The overall system uses the Car2X technology WLANp (ITS-G5) and is currently undergoing road tests in the city of Wolfsburg.
Premium German tyre manufacturer, Continental Tyres, is hosting its ‘Vision Zero Live’ driving safety event at Mondello Race Circuit, County KIldare this Saturday, October 13 from 9.30am to 4pm.
Ballina Lions Club will present a screening of Black 47, Lance Daly’s film about the Irish Famine, in Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday October 9.