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Dear Editor, I am writing to you in response to a recent article regarding the appointment of consultants with a view to determining traffic calming measures for Claregalway village. It would appear from this article that any proposed traffic calming measures would meet with some resistance from local councillors and business interests. There is no… Read more »

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Residents in Knockdoe on the busy N17 are unhappy at the delay in changing traffic calming measures there. They say fixtures are erected in the middle and at the side of the road over two years ago are dangerous for drivers and damaging for businesses in the area. Apart from complaints from residents about difficulty turning… Read more »

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Schoolchildren are being endangered by Oranmore’s traffic ‘mayhem’, according to local Senator Fidelma Healy Eames. The Reform Alliance Senator said she had been “inundated” with calls from parents in the past few days, some of whom could not get their children to school on time. Some drivers reported delays of up to 25 minutes on… Read more »

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Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has effectively ruled out the prospect of a bypass of Claregalway being built any time soon, if at all. The Minister said that his department doesn’t have any money to build the €21 million road around the traffic-jammed village. He also intimated that even if his department had the money, there… Read more »

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Businesses on the busy N17 at Knockdoe, badly hit by controversial traffic calming measures put in place at the junction, are hopeful that the National Roads Authority (NRA) will now sit down with them and make changes that will ensure the loss of trade caused by the alterations can be reversed. Independent Councillor for the Oranmore… Read more »

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More questions are being asked regarding controversial traffic calming measure at Carraghy, Knockdoe following the death of 23-year old Martin Naugton from Bodane in a crash there in the early hours of Monday morning. Martin, the elder son in a family of  four children of Tom and Bernie Naughton was the sole occupant of the… Read more »

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by Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent  Repair works on Claregalway Bridge are running three weeks behind schedule and will now be complete by Friday 21st of December, Galway County Council has confirmed. The works, which began in mid-October, were due to be completed on Monday 3rd December, but have been extended “due to unforeseen circumstances”. Traffic… Read more »

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Firstly my apologies regarding the information I sent to you on Tuesday regarding the traffic calming measures for Claregalway, which was information I received from Galway County Council officials. I held another meeting with Galway County Council this afternoon regarding the traffic calming measures at Claregalway school. They have informed me that the laying of… Read more »

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Following numerous complaints over the dangerous condition road works at Knockdoe on the N17 between Tuam and Claregalway are left in at night, Galway Co Council has said that they are now monitoring the situation closely. The traffic calming works are designed to make the section of the N17 through the village of Knockdoe safer… Read more »

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Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish has welcomed confirmation from the NRA that they are to provide funding to Galway County Council for essential safety works and traffic calming measures on the N18 approach to Claregalway National School. ‘I was contacted by the Parents Association of the school and also by residents of the… Read more »

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