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So here it is, the news that Galway city and county are lodged “within a province that from a spatial planning point of view, is full of low density housing, is totally reliant on private transport (the car) and which is in need of transforming to using rail and public transport” to become a “high density city and to support cycling and walking?”
Delivering major infrastructure projects, such as the Port of Galway, and extending the waiver on commercial rates to 12 months for businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic are essential if the west of Ireland is to thrive in the future.
The new president of Galway Chamber has said that in this challenging era, lodged between the Covid-19 outbreak and the impending Brexit, businesses have to remain positive and focused.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the local public hospitals, reassured the public this week that the coronavirus curve was being flattened, but warned there was no room for complacency.
State-owned properties, including Ceannt Station and Galway Port could be used as sites in which to develop affordable housing and alleviate the accommodation crisis in the city.
If planning approval is granted for an extension of Galway Port, it would "free up around 30 acres" of the inner harbour for development, paving the way for the city to be "reshaped and enhanced".
The Citie of the Tribes was the name given to the first steamboat to sail on the bay. She was built in South Shields and registered on December 24, 1872, for the pioneering Galway Steamboat Company and her arrival here was hailed as the precursor of the new shipping millennium, the era of steam.
In the early years of the 16th century, Stephen Lynch fitz Dominick was returning from an extended trading voyage in Spain. He set out with a full cargo, probably of hides, wool, and fish, which he hoped to trade for wine and iron with Spanish merchants. As he approached Galway port he was surprised to see a church and buildings almost completed on Fort Hill (originally called St Augustine’s Hill), a prominent site visible from both the town and the sea. They were not there when he left.
Ireland is falling behind on its environmental commitments under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a newly published report has found. Social Justice Ireland in its Sustainable Progress Index for 2018 warns the State risks huge European fines if we continue to ignore our commitments.
Galway residents, businesses, and community groups are being encouraged to make their views known on the final draft of the Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework as public consultation deadline has been extended.