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Controversy over Connemara rights of way could reach boiling point

Connacht Tribune - 1 ora 25 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Controversy could be on the horizon if rights of way on boreens are not registered in the Connemara area.

That’s according to Councillor Séamus Walsh who brought the matter up at a meeting of Conamara Municipal District Council this week.

It was during a discussion about a local road in the townland of Gortnagroagh, Roscahill which is now taken-in-charge by the county council.

Councillor Tom Welby said that it’s the first road he put forward when he joined the council in 2004 and is only being taken-in-charge now.

Engineer with the county council, Damien Mitchell said he would not be in favour of taking-in-charge these kinds of roads on a ‘blanket basis’.

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An Post to roll out electric vehicles in Galway next year

Connacht Tribune - 1 ora 48 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 750 electric vehicles will be delivering post around the country by 2022, with the initiative due to be rolled out in Galway next year.

200 rechargeable bikes and vans will be making zero emission deliveries around Dublin by the end of this year.

While the service will begin to be rolled out in Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford next year.

An Post CEO, David McRedmond says the volume of parcels means regular bikes are being phased out.

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Man who died in Ballinasloe road incident named locally

Connacht Tribune - 1 ora 49 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man who died in a road incident in Ballinasloe last evening has been named locally as Tony Duane from the Portumna area.

The pensioner who was 70 years of age was pronounced dead after his car struck a wall at Sycamore Hill on the Lawrencetown to Ballinasloe road.

His body was removed to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem examination is to take place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact Ballinasloe Gardai on 090-9631890.

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City Hall to host meeting on water safety

Connacht Tribune - 3 ore 15 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom -Key stakeholders for the delivery of water safety measures in the city are to meet in city hall tomorrow (Thursday).

Groups attending include representatives from the RNLI, Gardai, coast guard, civil defence and students’ union.

The private meeting will receive a presentation on the thermal imaging cameras being trialed in the city.

Proposals will also be discussed on signage along the river.

At 5, Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis says huge progress has been made in making the city’s waterways safer and now the focus will turn to prevention…

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'Surprisingly calm' Irish lottery winner lands £152m

The Guardian - 5 ore 54 min fa

Locals say country’s biggest EuroMillions jackpot ‘couldn’t have happened to nicer people’

The winner of a €175m (£152m) EuroMillions jackpot who phoned Ireland’s national lottery to claim the prize was described as “very together” and “surprisingly calm”.

News was spreading on Wednesday of the country’s biggest-ever jackpot.

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Eoghan Murphy to establish Galway Housing Delivery Task Force to deal with significant delivery challenges

Connacht Tribune - 6 ore 8 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Housing Minister has outlined plans to establish a Galway Housing Delivery Task Force to deal with significant delivery challenges.

The Minister outlined the plan as he published a breakdown of social housing delivery in 2018.

The report breaks down a range of areas including new build, acquisition, leasing, HAP and RAS for all 31 local authorities.

It finds 21 new social housing units were delivered in the city last year, while 66 new units were delivered in the county.

The report finds there were 3 renovated voids in the city and 10 in the county.

28 properties were acquired in the city and a further 27 in the county.

30 units were recorded under the Rental Accommodation Scheme in the city and a further 6 in the county.

Under the Housing Assistance Payment Scheme, the report details 537 in the city and 352 in the county.

Overall, the report states that the national target for social housing delivery in 2018, under Rebuilding Ireland, was exceeded by 6% and the housing needs of over 27,103 households were met.

Minister Murphy has vowed to establish a Galway Housing Delivery Task Force to deal with significant delivery challenges.

This will be chaired by former Secretary General Geraldine Tallon.

Ms. Tallon currently chairs the Cork Housing Delivery Task Force, which has supported Cork City Council in delivering 117% of its build target and Cork County Council in 126% of its build target.

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Schmidt likely to experiment for Italy match

The Irish World - 6 ore 10 min fa

By Phil Rice Ireland’s first two matches in this year’s Six Nations have been sobering experiences – “reality checks,” as Joe Schmidt described them. Unrealistic talk of favouritism for the autumn World Cup in Japan has been brought into stark focus. Not that Ireland should be too downhearted after two average performances against England and […]

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None shall pass; London still yet to concede a goal

The Irish World - 6 ore 40 min fa

By Damian Dolan One of only two counties yet to concede a goal in the National Football League, London goalkeeper Gavin McEvoy has paid tribute to the defence in front of him for not allowing the Exiles’ net to be breached after 210 minutes of football. Division 3 leaders Longford are the only other side […]

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Better late than never for London latecomer Houlihan

The Irish World - 7 ore 16 min fa

By Damian Dolan Good things come to those who wait, and Ciaran Houlihan is proof of that. Eight years after he was first called into the London senior set up, by then manager Paul Coggins, the Harlesden Harps man finally made his competitive inter-county debut in the Exiles’ stunning eight-point win over Wexford. If that […]

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NUIG to host high level conference on Brexit

Connacht Tribune - 7 ore 28 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to host a high level conference on Brexit and the future of British-Irish relations.

The event will involve leading figures in politics, business, journalism and academia.

The challenge of Brexit has engulfed British politics for more than two years, with a major deadline looming for a withdrawal agreement with the EU by Friday, 29 March.

Ireland has posed a particular source of difficulty during negotiations – as an EU member state sharing a border with the UK in Northern Ireland.

The event has been co-organised by the University’s Moore Institute, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Co Antrim murder inquiry launched after man found shot dead

The Guardian - 7 ore 33 min fa

Body of David Hugh Murphy discovered at his home in Glenwherry, north of Belfast

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating the murder of a man who was found shot dead at his farmhouse in County Antrim on Tuesday.

A neighbour discovered the body of David Hugh Murphy, 52, a livestock farmer, at about 1pm at his home in Glenwherry, a village 20 miles north of Belfast.

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Three Tory MPs quit and join breakaway Labour group

The Irish World - 7 ore 41 min fa

Colin Gannon Three Tory MPs have defected the party to join the breakaway “centreground” Independent Group founded by former Labour MPs. Sarah Wollaston, Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen today said that the Tories had lurched to the right and were pursuing a hard Brexit to appease the hardline ERG group and the DUP. The Independent […]

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O’Brien could pave way for Irish influx at Exiles

The Irish World - 7 ore 56 min fa

By Damian Dolan London Irish’s signing of Ireland international Sean O’Brien could pave the way for more Irish players to join the Exiles. Speaking after the side’s 52-22 win over Coventry at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday, London Irish head coach Les Kiss said the club has been contacted by several interested players from Ireland. […]

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Road reopens following fatal crash near Ballinasloe

Connacht Tribune - 8 ore 16 min fa

The Lawrencetown to Ballinasloe road has reopened following a fatal crash.

A man aged in his 70s was killed in the incident which took place at Sycamore Hill at around 8.30 last evening.

The male driver of the car, who was 70 years of age, was fatally injured when his car struck a wall.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

A section of the R335 Ballinasloe to Portumna road was closed for a period as Garda forensic examiners conducted a technical examination.

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Dementia counselling for Irish in UK given trial

The Irish World - 9 ore 32 min fa

Colin Gannon A new “innovative” counselling service for Irish people in the UK diagnosed with dementia is being launched on a trial basis. The Solas project, launched by Ashford Place – a charity which helps vulnerable members of the North London community – is in a testing phase. The service includes 10 weeks of one-to-one […]

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Agreement to protect UK pensions in Ireland ‘welcome’

The Irish World - 9 ore 34 min fa

Colin Gannon A legally-binding agreement guaranteeing the payment of state pensions and social welfare between the UK and Ireland has been officially signed and is awaiting parliamentary approval by MPs and TDs in London and Dublin. Last week, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty, brought a motion to the Dáil that it must vote […]

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Blurred lines: Declan Rice ‘probably made right decision’

The Irish World - 9 ore 35 min fa

PJ Cunningham West Ham soccer player Declan Rice’s decision to opt for Gareth Southgate’s England side has caused a lot of consternation here in Ireland, especially as he had represented the Republic at underage level and had three caps, albeit non-competitive ones, for the senior team. Dual citizenship route led to the golden era of […]

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Michael Commins: ‘Now Country has these songs about tractors’

The Irish World - 9 ore 36 min fa

None of the famous names in Irish Country music would be where they are if they did not have great songs. There’s one man who spent many years of his life in the background writing songs for nearly all of the best-known names in the business. Big Tom, Mick Flavin, Margo and Brendan Shine have […]

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland slammed for ignoring local concerns over Claregalway traffic plans

Connacht Tribune - 10 ore 7 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transport Infrastructure Ireland is being slammed for ignoring locals concerns over traffic calming plans for Claregalway.

Councillor Jim Cuddy raised the issue at a meeting of the Athenry/Oranmore municipal district this week during a discussion of the local roads programme for 2019.

TII and the council are currently drawing up plans for traffic calming measures for Claregalway and it’s understood the plans will go before the local authority in March.

However Councillor Cuddy claims the TII are not taking locals concerns on board.

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Man killed in road crash near Ballinasloe

Connacht Tribune - 11 ore 14 min fa

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has been killed in a road traffic crash near Ballinasloe.

The single vehicle crash happened at Sycamore Hill, on the Lawrencetown side of the Ballinasloe to Lawrencetown Road, at around 8.30 last night.

The male driver of the car – who was 70 years of age – was fatally injured when his car struck a wall and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem examination is due to take place.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The road remains closed this morning, as Garda forensic examiners awaited first light to conduct a technical examination.

It’s expected it’ll remain closed for a number of hours.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have travelled the road around the time of the collision to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090-9631890.

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