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Fear of another South Galway flood is like holding a ticking time bomb

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It has now been over three years since South Galway got ravaged by severe flooding events and there is a growing concern amongst residents in the area that the delays in flood relief solutions will increase risk of them suffering a major flood event again.

Petition for Galway light rail system is 'gathering momentum' claims Connolly

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Close to 10,000 signatures have been collected in the petition demanding Transport Minister Shane Ross support the provision of light rail in Galway, with organisers confident they can secure another c20,000 signatures within the next four weeks.

Petition for light rail launches on Saturday

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A petition to demand light rail for Galway city, and to prove Transport Minister Shane Ross wrong in his contention that there is no demand for such a system, will begin taking signatures this weekend.

Light rail system for Galway still on the table

Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that "his door is open" to the provision of a light rail system in Galway if there is sufficient demand for the service and if a strong business case can be made for the proposal.

Light rail system for Galway to be topic of meeting tonight

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Tonight (Thursday Nov 30) at 8pm in the Park House Hotel, Galway West TD Catherine Connolly, along with businessman Brendan Holland and other invited guests will host a public meeting to discuss public transport as the most viable solution to Galway’s traffic problems, and in particular the provision of a light rail system.

Traffic congestion will worsen until city develops a light rail system, warns Connolly

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Across Europe, light rail systems have been rolled out across cities of similar size and population to Galway, and are working successfully, meaning there is no longer any reason to oppose such a public transport system being constructed here.

New route map for the Reek launched

Following the formation of the Croagh Patrick stakeholders group late last year which includes all the mountains stakeholders such as the church, Murrisk community, Mayo County Council, South West Mayo Development Company, Mayo Mountain Rescue, Croagh Patrick Archaeological Society, and the tourism and adventure sectors, the group has launched a a new map/information leaflet and signage for Croagh Patrick. The map is the first time that the route is clearly marked out on one ordnance survey sheet and will greatly assist users in navigating the route.

Connolly encourages re-think on light rail for Galway

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An attempt to revive support for a light rail system for Galway will come before the next Galway City Council meeting, with a demand for a delegation from City Hall to visit towns in France to observe how light rail is operating there.

Six steps to increase housing supply and stimulate growth in the economy

If 10,000 more housing units are built per year, an additional 25,000 people will be employed in the construction sector, according to the Construction Industry Federation [CIF].

 

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