Galway’s traffic blues: A long road ahead

Galway’s much-vaunted ring road was touted as a magic bullet to solve the city’s congestion woes. But after years of development and an outlay of €30 million, it’s still a long way from coming to fruition

7th July, 2019
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Under the plans, compulsory acquisition notices would have to be issued to 500 landowners and 44 dwellings would have to be demolished

Talk to anyone living or working in Galway, and they will tell a story about traffic in the city. Engineer Eileen McCarthy probably has one of the most pertinent tales to tell. McCarthy came to the city in 2014, tasked by the council and her employer Arups with getting the project to develop a ring road around the city back on track. The original plan had been knocked back by EU courts over breaches of...

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