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Galway Port Redevelopment Decision Due this Month
#DelayedDecision – It has been confirmed by An Bórd Pleanála that it has delayed making a decision on the planning application to redevelop Galway Harbour, writes The Connacht Tribune. The oral hearing into the proposed €126 million extension of the harbour…
Galway Bay 'Fish Dump' Investigated
#GalwayBay - Dead fish allegedly dumped off Spiddal beach on Galway Bay recently are the subject of an investigation by fisheries protection officials, as The Irish Times reports. Local campaigners against the proposed salmon farm off the Aran Islands said…
Galway's Successful Launch of 'Try Sailing'
#trysailing – Galway Bay Sailing Club held the West of Ireland's first " Try Sailing " launching over the weekend, with up to 400 people getting on the water yesterday for the ISA's new initiative, which is part of an…
GAA Women Brave Galway Bay's Icy Waters In Quest For Football League Title
#GalwayBay - The freezing Atlantic waters of the Galway Bay coast might seem like a strange place to find a women's Gaelic football team in full-on training mode. But for the Galway senior ladies squad, a quick dip in the…
Galway Bay 'Mackerel Festival' Proposed For Salthill Promenade
#GalwayBay - A new mackerel-themed maritime festival has been proposed for Galway Bay this autumn – as the latest industry figures show tourism in the region is heavily concentrated in the summer months. The Connacht Tribune reports on the 'Mackerel…
Consultation Planned For Galway Bay Coastal Walkway
#GalwayBay - Galway City Council will soon open a public consultation on a proposed new walkway between Salthill and Silverstrand, as the Galway Advertiser reports. The new Galway Bay coastal walking route will comprise a series of "scenic pathways and…
President Opens Refurbished Galway Fishery Watchtower
#GalwayHarbour - President Michael D Higgins performed the official opening of the Fishery Watchtower Museum at Wolfe Tone Bridge in Galway city centre last Friday 24 March. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) worked in partnership with Duchas na Gaillimhe/Galway Civic Trust in…
Row Over Spiddal Pier Storm Works
#Spiddal - Storm damage works at Spiddal Pier on Galway Bay have been branded "environmental vandalism" by locals, as The Irish Times reports. Following a community request to Galway City Council after the series of storms that slammed the Atlantic…
Galway Harbour Hearings Roundup: Mayor Shows Full Support, Infrastructure Questioned, Alternatives Proposed
#GalwayHarbour - Galway's mayor reiterated his full support for plans to redevelop the city's port on the final day of An Bord Pleanála's hearing into the €126 million scheme. As The Irish Times reported last weekend, Mayor Donal Lyons said…
Limerick Objections to Expansion of Galway Port ‘Spurious’ Says T.D.
#PortRivals – Objections by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) to the expansion of Galway Port are "spurious", "without any sound basis", and motivated by "self-interest" says Independent Galway West T.D. Noel Grealish. Dep Grealish launched a blistering attack on the…
Galway Harbour CEO Cites Port’s Redevelopment Necessary to Stop Decline
#Redevelopment - Galway Harbour could face terminal decline unless a proposed €126m redevelopment is given the go ahead, a full oral hearing was told of about the project, reports yesterday's Irish Times. The CEO of Galway Harbour, Eamon Bradshaw, told…
Storm Surge, Flooding Concerns Expressed At Galway Port Plan Hearing
#GalwayPort - Severe flooding and storm surges will be the reality for Galway on a regular basis if the project to extend the port goes ahead as planned, the oral hearing into the scheme has heard. According to The Irish…
Plans for €126m Redevelopment of Galway Harbour Outlined
#PortHearing - Detailed plans for a proposed €126 million redevelopment of Galway Harbour, The Irish Times reports, would allow cruise liners to be accommodated which were outlined during the first day of an oral hearing in the city. Experts representing…
An Bord Pleanála Hearing Opens into Galway Harbour Port Plans
#PortHearing- An Bord Pleanála is to open an oral hearing today, writes The Irish Times, into the first phase of a €126m expansion of Galway Harbour that aims to provide cruise liner berths, a marina and potential “mini Sydney opera…
Hearing Into Galway Harbour’s Proposed Expansion
#PortExpansion - Two hundred jobs would be created say the Galway Harbour Company during construction of an expanded port, reports RTE News. A preliminary hearing into a proposed expansion of the port has been taking place ahead of the full…
Antlers, Bones Found On Galway Beach May Teach Us More About Region's History
#GalwayBay - The discovery of deer antlers and horse bones dating back some 1,500 years at a beach on Galway Bay may reveal much about early Christian society in the region. According to The Irish Times, the important find was…

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