7 December 2023

~1 minutes read

Taoiseach says construction of ring road could only make Galway “even better”

Share story:
Taoiseach says construction of ring road could only make Galway “even better”

The Taoiseach says the construction of the long-awaited Galway Ring Road would only make the city even better – and it does not go against the Government’s climate action plan.

It comes as the amount spent on the road has now reached €40m – despite there still being no planning permission.

But not everyone agrees it’s necessary – with many arguing that public transport and active travel measures are the only solution.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, Deputy Noel Grealish said traffic has almost doubled since the plan was first touted over 20 years ago – and anger is growing.

Speaking in response, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he’s fully behind the project – and he does not accept it wouldn’t be good for the environment.

Share story:

UHG placing "intense focus" on reducing wait times for the elderly

University Hospital Galway is placing an “intense focus” on reducing wait times for the elderly. That was the claim made at the HSE Health For...

Galway man to be sentenced in October for sexual assault of teenage babysitter

A Galway man will be sentenced in October for the repeated sexual assault of a teenage girl who babysat his young children. The 54-year-old, who cannot be...

O’Gorman art and literature collection donated to University of Galway

A literary collection owned by the late entrepreneur, historian and supporter of the arts, the late Ronnie O’Gorman, has been donated to University of G...

Step forward for works on new elective surgical hub at Merlin Park

There has been a step forward for works on the building on a new elective surgical hub at Merlin Park. Enabling works for the hub have now commenced, and ...