It is alleged that hundreds of local residents were never informed that their properties may be bulldozed down due to the construction of the Galway bypass.
Galway County Council is holding a series of public consultation meetings to discuss the planned bypass, which would considerably ease traffic gridlock in the city.
Depending on which route is selected for the construction of the road, anywhere between 20 and 130 houses may need to be demolished.
But most residents potentially affected say that they were never told about this, and that some only found by chance.
After accusations of poorly managed communication on this matter were levelled against Galway County Council, a spokesman said that ‘home or land owners who lived within 10 metres of the edge of a potential route were invited by letter to attend public consultations.’