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‘Momentous’, ‘appalling’ - Galway divided over ring road planning permission

Thu, Dec 09, 2021

The Galway City Ring Road will see a massive reduction in traffic congestion in the city centre, and travel times cut by more than 40 per cent; or it will see even greater levels of traffic clog our roads and drastically increase Galway’s carbon emissions.

There has been a divided reaction among Galway politicians to An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant planning permission to the ring road. However, the decision means the project can now advance to the next stages, including land and property purchase - which will involve the demolition of family homes - detailed design, enabling works, the procurement of a contractor, and the main construction phase.

The Galway County Council, Galway City Council, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland welcomed ABP’s decision, but acknowledged that possible legal challenges could yet arise, and that this could have an impact on the construction timelines for the road.


Controversial ring road continues to produce sharp responses from supporters and critics

Will this kind off traffic at Parkmore be a thing of the past once the Galway City Ring Road is built?

The long running, highly controversial, and often bizarre saga of the Galway City Ring Road is finally set to both come to an end, and begin to become a reality, following An Bord Pleanála’s decision, on Tuesday, to grant planning ...

What's on in Galway

Final Over The Edge of 2021

TWO LOCAL writers - Denise Commins and Ódhrán Reidy - and an American writer - Sue Pace - will read at the Final Over The Edge of 2021. ...


O’Donnellan & Joyce launches its final auction of the year

No 14B Doughiska Road.

O’Donnellan & Joyce is gearing up for its final live stream auction of the year, set to take place on Friday December 10 at 12 noon. The December auction promises to be an exciting one with a wide range of properties across Galway and ...


Windsor MotorMall Galway announces 221 finance offers across Renault and Dacia ranges

The new Renault Arkana.

Approaching the 221 sales period, Windsor Motor Mall Galway is offering new finance offers across the range of Renault and Dacia passenger cars. ...


Galway represented by two seats on Chambers Ireland board

Kenny Deery.

Galway will be represented by two seats on the Chambers Ireland Board of Directors, the first time this has happened in the history of the organisation. ...


Murphy's talented Connacht Schools U18 outfit win interprovincial series

Alan Murphy guided the Connacht Schools U18s to interprovincial series glory at the weekend.

Alan Murphy's Connacht Schools U18 side won the interprovincial series in impressive fashion at the weekend. ...


Roads and routes — and the way we’ll move a decade from now

Diarmuid O'Connor Learning while gaining industry experience is my perfect combination. Photograph by Fintan Clarke Photography

Decisions, often the long awaited ones, come along like buses. You wait interminably wondering if one will ever arrive and then, out of the ether, come along several. It is an apt analogy this week because for the past while, Galway city and county ...


[COMPETITION NOW CLOSED] | WIN a free NUI Galway short online course this October!

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway offers a series of eight-week, non-accredited online evening courses in a number of different subject areas such as Art History, Languages, Irish History, Cinema, ...


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