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Irish Water will install water meters in Galway city “in the coming weeks”, starting in Knocknacarra. However a local councillor is calling on the controversial company to “continue its practice” of not installing meters “on properties which reject them”.
Construction on the fastest ever transatlantic internet cable, which is to land at Killala, is to start this summer.
The vulnerability of elderly people living in rural County Galway has once again been highlighted following a violent attack in the Craughwell area last night.
Local councillor John Dolan has welcomed the commitment by Westmeath County Council to conduct a speed survey at Baylin National School.
Community groups in Knocknacarra have until March 13 to submit proposals on how the Knocknacarra Community Centre should be managed, and a local councillor is appealing to the public to get involved.
Amended plans for a project which will bring tens of thousands of visitors to Connemara have been agreed by Galway county councillors. A cultural centre and walking trail is being built adjacent to Patrick Pearse’s Cottage in Rosmuc and is due to be completed by 2016.
Major works to improve safety measures at a dangerous stretch of road in the Salthill area are to begin in the New Year. A detailed outline of the proposed work in the Maunsells Road/Taylor’s Hill and Rosary Lane areas was given to councillors at this week’s meeting of the Galway City Council.
Local councillor John Keogh has welcomed new dog litter bins in the Monksland/Bealnamullia areas of Athlone. “I’m pleased to see that dog litter bins have been put up. I have been a long time trying to prevail on Roscommon County Council to put these up, thankfully it has now happened. Dog foul is extremely dangerous to young children and can cause a host of medical complaints... I hope that the erection of the dog litter bins will now encourage owners to clean up after their dogs,” he said.
Roscommon County Council need to carry out works to improve the condition of the Clonown to Athlone road ahead of the winter months, according to local councillor John Naughten.