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Investment and not just policing is needed in communities
Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó'Cuív has once again called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to publish the Rail Review on the Western Rail Corridor from Athenry in Galway to Claremorris in Mayo as soon as possible.
The National Car Testing Service began a phased reopening of its service with the reopening 15 of the 47 centres in Ireland - only three of which are in the western region - Galway city, Athlone and Ballina.
A delegation of residents living near a railway crossing at Kilnageer - between the villages of Breaffy and Belcarra - attended the June meeting of the Castlebar Municipal District of Mayo County Council this week to appeal to the councillors to support their calls for a full-time solution to the railway crossing - where a serious accident occurred between a train and car on Wednesday, April 29.
Located just off the motorway at Junction 11 on the M6/N6, Arcadia Athlone Retail Park management have, using data published by Transport Infrastructure Ireland(TII), undertaken analysis of traffic in Athlone during the Covid-19 crisis.
Business Motoring went ahead with its annual awards in the UK, but as a virtual event.
According to the most recent Carzone Motoring Report, almost half (47 per cent) of motorists claim their insurance premium has increased in the last year. It adds that nearly a third (30 per cent) of Irish motorists opted to switch insurance provider over the past year, while 40 per cent have remained with their insurance provider for more than three years. The research also highlights other financial concerns for motorists, which include the cost of fuel (17 per cent) and general maintenance (10 per cent).
Galway health care workers who are at the front lines of protecting Galway city and county from the Covid 19 virus are subject to restricting themselves in how they travel, they cannot take taxis, busses or any other shared public transport due to the risk of sharing or catching the disease. The next four weeks in Galway are due to be the peak operational times for the crisis. Brite Mobility are now providing free electric bikes and scooters to these Galway workers. This will enable these workers get to their shifts quickly, on time, hassle-free.
Prior to the coronavirus restrictions, Insider had been attending the An Bord Pleanála oral hearings at the g Hotel, examining evidence, for and against, the building a new city bypass. However, due to the coronavirus, the hearings have ben postponed until at least April 8.
The arrival of Covid-19 has brought us to a serious time, whether for health care workers on the front lines, small businesses struggling to stay afloat, or for parents balancing working from home with looking after children without their normal outlet of playing with friends.