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Galway county council staff were this week accused of being discourteous to farmers whose lands are along the proposed Greenway route between Galway and Ballinasloe. The route has proved controversial due to initial fears that land for the Greenway was to be acquired using compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The IFA, farmers, and landowners previously voiced their anger about that proposal. Earlier this year councillors voted to remove the threat of CPOs and council staff have been liasing with farmers and landowners along the route to move the process forward.
The way the State deals with property owners in Ireland has been severely criticised by Galway County councillors, one of whom described its approach as being “totally unacceptable”. It follows a discussion to remove the threat of compulsory purchase orders hanging over landowners on the proposed greenway route between Galway and Ballinasloe.
Three new pedestrian crossings are to be constructed on the Respond Road, Oranmore, following negotiations with the Galway County Council and the Department of Education.
Fáilte Ireland is to provide €1.8 million for the development of 19 orientation and discovery points in Connemara as part of the Wild Atlantic Way. However, although many councillors welcomed the investment, others accused the tourism group of neglecting other areas of the county.
The Galway County Council has agreed to meet with residents and stakeholders to alleviate concerns in relation to phase two of the realignment of the N67 Ballinderreen to Kinvara which is to cost in the region of €8 million.
Plans for a greenway between Ballinasloe and Galway has taken another step forward after Galway county councillors gave their approval to an agreement which will allow the National Roads Authority to begin the design process.
County councillors have called for repairs to the coastal areas, damaged in last winter’s storms, to be completed and in many cases started before severe weather returns. They have also requested a full explanation from relevant Government departments to explain the delays in funding.
County councillors have adopted a new speed limits, set down by the Road Traffic Special Speed Limit County Galway Bye-Laws 2014, to be introduced across the county from May 8 next.
With its pier virtually destroyed, roads left impassable, and the threat of even further flooding, the inhabitants of storm battered Inisbofin fearful of “being forgotten about” are pleading with the Galway County Council, local representatives, and Government to provide the funding and manpower to carry out urgent repair work.
The storm may have passed but the work has only just begun for both Galway city and county councils which now face the daunting task of assessing the full extent of the damage. A report is due to be sent by both local authorities to central Government next week seeking emergency funding which is vital if the necessary repairs are to be carried out.