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The works on the Lough Atalia Bridge will come to an end on Friday night and, barring unforseen circumstances, the road at the bridge will be open by Saturday morning. However the one-way system which is operating inbound along Lough Atalia Road and outbound at College Rd will remain in place for the next three weeks to trial how it will operate after the road reopens.
Councillor Catherine Connolly has welcomed the support of the Regional Health Forum regarding her motion suggesting the Forum receive an urgent report on what steps have been taken by HSE West to remedy the position of the psychiatric unit in Galway. Ms Connolly was speaking in relation to the ongoing health and safety concerns of the staff and those of the Mental Health Commission.
There is something about the smell of new carpet that drives us all daft. Or the whiff of a freshly vacuumed office. Or the dying aroma of the last coat of paint that has been applied over some wall. There’s a reason that a new car smell adds a few grand to the price of your car.
Fianna Fáil holds its Galway West Election 2016 selection convention in The Clayton Hotel this evening. Six candidates have been nominated for inclusion on what is likely to be a three person ticket for the constituency, but only five of them will be seeking delegate support.
It was not a day when our local politicians covered themselves in glory. A debate on where some elected members of the Galway County Council would sit in the newly refurbished council chamber was succinctly summed up by Republican Sinn Féin representative, Tomas O Curraoin, who labelled the whole matter a joke, and likened the behaviour of some councillors to small children. "If kids were in junior infants, they would be arguing about where they were sitting," he said
After a "most unfortunate" delay of more than seven years, the Galway City Council this week confirmed it is preparing a draft/master plan for South Park, which is to be presented to councillors for approval in September.
The Government’s plan to build 14 social housing units in Galway in 2015 has been condemned as "a mere drop in the ocean" by Sinn Féin's Mairéad Farrell, who added that at such a rate, it will take "289 years to meet the needs" of the city's housing waiting list.
James Charity, the formerly Independent Galway county councillor has today announced he is joining Lucinda Creighton's Renua and will seek to stand for the new political party in Galway West in next year's General Election.
The chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, has confirmed that he will give a full report on the council's involvement in the recent Mayo Day event and TV broadcast in the coming weeks to the elected members.
The Fine Gael whip in Mayo County Council, Cllr Jarlath Munnelly, was accused of parroting the views of Margaret Thatcher in the council chamber this week.