I have received very welcome confirmation from Irish Rail that it has agreed to dedicate a section of ground to allow for a safe pathway to be installed across the railway line at Vicar Street in Tuam.
I have been contacted by many parents who are worried for their children’s safety going to the Gaelscoil or walking to
schools in town.
I have also seen first-hand the danger for traffic coming from Barrack Street onto Vicar Street as the visibility is impeded by the wall.
Irish Rail has now agreed to allow Galway County Council to construct a pathway. The final dedication of the ground is being put in place by Irish Rail.
I expect the paperwork to be completed shortly and hopefully the new footpath will then be put in place.
I have worked closely with the Council and Irish Rail to ensure that this issue is resolved and I want to acknowledge their co-operation.