Galway County Council has appointed a design team to prepare the design and tender documents for the new fire station in Athenry.
Galway East TD Seán Canney said that he is delighted that despite initial delays, this project is now progressing and the site is now secured from the IDA.
“I am assured by the Council that this project is now progressing following a lengthy campaign for funding,” said Deputy Canney.
“I acknowledge the support of former Minister Eoghan Murphy who visited the site with me in 2019.”
The Independent TD said that the fire service provides enormous security to the city and county and that it must be fully equipped to deal with all emergencies.
“In Galway East, I had the honour of officially opening the new fire station in Tuam and I continue to work with the fire service to identify and secure a suitable site for a new fire station in Loughrea,” he said.
“I am also working with the Council in identifying a site in Galway City for the much-needed new station for the city.
“As always, I commend the fire service and all the fire lighters who work to keep our communities safe”.