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500K for 12 playground and school safety projects across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over half a million euro in funding has been announced for a number of new playgrounds and school safety projects across Galway.
514 thousand euro has been allocated under the CLAR programme – a national scheme which provides funding for rural areas that have suffered population decline.
The funding of half a million euro will cover 12 projects in areas including Kilconly, Athenry, Clonbur, Ahascragh, Letterfrack, Ballygar, Killimor, Laurencetown and Abbeyknockmoy.
The first phase covers recreation facilities – and Killimor, Laurencetown and Abbeyknockmoy are each to receive 50 thousand euro for the provision of new playgrounds.
A further 45 thousand euro will go towards the cost of a new playground in Clonbur – while 42 thousand will fund a new games arena in Kilconly.
Ballygar will also receive 50 thousand euro for the refurbishment of an existing playground suffering from severe rust and corrosion.
The second phase of the 500 thousand euro funding under the CLÁR scheme covers safety at schools.
45 thousand euro will go towards the construction of new footpaths next to schools and community facilities in Kilconly, as well as public lighting.
St. Olivers National School in Athenry will also receive 45 thousand euro for the provision of upgraded road markings, footpaths and parking facilities.
30 thousand euro has been allocated to Kilgass National School in Ahascragh – and a further 29 thousand euro to Scoil Naomh Pádraig in Clonbur – for the provision of safer set down areas.
St Kerrills National School in Gurteen, Athenry will also receive 28 thousand euro for the installation of road markings and the resurfacing and lining of parking spaces.

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Local councillor calls for immediate action on ‘pungent odours’ in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- A local councillor has called on Irish Water to take immediate action on ‘pungent odours’ that are occurring in Gort.

Fine Gael Councillor Joe Byrne has described the smells, which he says are most noticeable in the Church St. and Square Areas, as “sickening” and “unbearable”.

According to Councillor Byrne, Irish Water has said the smell is emanating from a nearby pumping station on Tubber Road.

He feels that Irish Water must take responsibility for the issue

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Galway TD calls for online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD is calling for an online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents.

A similar system was introduced by UK police in 2018, which has so far saved officers there more than 68,000 hours of work.

Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, says a streamlined online system would allow Gardai to review and investigate road incidents more quickly.

Deputy Cannon, explains it’s urgently needed:

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50 new jobs with opening of new global tech HQ in Ballybrit

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- 50 jobs are being created with the opening of Channel Mechanics Technologies global headquarters in Ballybrit.

The office is being officially opened later this morning by Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton and Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry.

The Galway company was founded 10 years ago, and has moved offices from Oranmore to Ballybrit this year to keep up with its expanding team.

They are recruiting for positions across Customer Success, Sales, Research and Development, and Software Development.

Kenneth Fox is CEO:

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