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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A contractor is due to be appointed shortly for the Glenamaddy Sewerage Scheme. Roscommon-Galway¬† T.D Michael Fitzmaurice says work is expected to begin in the first half of 2019. The Independent deputy says planning applications in the area have been stalled until the upgrade of the sewage treatment plant and […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The county council has voted to retain a 100 kilometres per hour speed limit on the main roads in north and west Galway. Transport Infrastructure Ireland had called for a reduction of the speed limit to 80 kilometres on the N63 which goes through Abbeyknockmoy, Mountbellew and Ballygar. It argued […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city man who broke into a Galway home with an underage accomplice armed with a hunting knife and hatchet has lost an appeal against his six year sentence. 23 year old Dominic Downes, with an address at Doire Beag, Knocknacarra, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary of a house in […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom: Concerns have been raised that Silverstrand could be lost if action is not taken to tackle erosion. City council CEO Brendan McGrath has been called on to meet the appropriate officer in the Housing, Planning and Local Government Department. It’s in a bid to establish reasons for the delay in granting […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of families in the west of Ireland living in emergency accommodation has increased by 57 per cent in one year. That’s according to the October homelessness figures released by the Galway Simon Community which reveal 77 families including 167 children are living in emergency accommodation. The report reveals […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom: The oral hearing into plans to build a new Galway Hospice on the grounds at Merlin Park University Hospital opens later this morning The project would involve a daycare and residential healthcare unit with a focus on palliative care services. The new build would have 36 inpatient ensuite bedrooms, together with […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Prostate cancer patients can now avail of high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment at UHG. To date, the high-dose treatment had only been available to patients in the Mater Hospital. Designated staff have completed a training and education programme which also involved site visits to the Mater hospital and the Northern Ireland Cancer […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – New car registrations in Galway are down almost 3 percent. That’s according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry which reports 4758 vehicles were sold in Galway between January and November this year. This compares to 4919 at the same time last year. Nationally for the year to date, […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Saolta Hospital Group officials say work is ongoing on an implementation plan for the delivery of the termination of pregnancy service by the early next year. The matter has been raised at Regional Health Forum West level where Tuam area councillor Donagh Killilea asked if a location for a clinic […]

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost two million euro has been allocated to Connemara National Park as part of a Failte Ireland funding initiative. The announcement was made today by Gaeltacht Minister and Galway West TD Sean Kyne at the Visitor Centre in Letterfrack. The funds will be used to develop an additional ten and […]

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