Within the next three months, Athenry will know if it is getting a new fire station, when a final decision is made on a planning application which was submitted this week.
On Monday, the Galway County Council published the public notice for the start of the planning process for the new first station in Athenry.
A site for the station has been secured from the IDA and the design is complete. The planning will take three months to complete.
Independent Galway East TD, Sean Canney [pictured above], welcomed the development, and praised Independent county councillor, Gabe Cronnelly and the Galway County Fire service staff for “progressing these much-needed fire station facilities”.
Dep Canney is also working with the fire service to identify and secure a suitable site for a new fire station in Loughrea, and in identifying a site in Galway city for a new station.
“Our fire service provides enormous security to the city and county,” he said, “and I want to ensure that they are fully equipped to deal with all emergencies and that their fire stations are meeting modern standards.”