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70 new apartments planned for west of the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 70 new apartments could be built in the west of the city in the coming month.
The city council has given approval for one development, while another two applications are currently under consideration.
Approval’s been given for a new residential development at Taylors Hill.
Declan Taite and Anne O’ Dwyer as Joint Receivers over certain assets of The Model Investment Partnership, had sought planning permission for the development at Taylor’s Hill Court.
It will comprise a block of 8 duplex apartments and maisonettes with revised parking.
City planners have given the green light with 15 conditions attached including a stipulation that the developer must pay a development contribution of over 58 thousand euro.
Meanwhile, there are plans for another 47 apartments at Clybaun Road.
Oak Ventures Ltd has applied for planning permission for the development at Mincloon.
The project would involve the construction of two to four storey blocks containing 47 apartments, as well as bin stores, substations, landscaping and a new entrance road.
A decision is due from city planners in July.
The planning team is also considering an application to demolish two derelict houses on the Cappagh Road to make space for new apartments.
Joint receivers Declan Taite and Anne O’ Dwyer – who’ve already secured permission for the Taylor’s Hill project – have also applied for permission to demolish two homes at Lenabower, and build 2 new duplex blocks.
The first will consist of 4 two-bed units and 4 one-bed apartments, while the second will have 2 two-bed units and 3 one-bed apartments.
City planners are due to make a decision on the Cappagh Road project in the coming weeks in June.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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Gardai to ramp up checkpoints across city in run-up to Christmas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Gardai are to ramp up checkpoints across the city in the run-up to Christmas.

Over the next few weeks, they aim to carry out over 1,500 checkpoints to test for alcohol and drugs.

This afternoon’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee heard that drug-driving is becoming far more common.

Roadside tests can now detect a far greater range of drugs than before, and in a much faster timeframe.

Garda Chief Superintendant Gerry Roche had this to say following the meeting.

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Galway GP warns of dangers of recreational use of laughing gas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway GP Martin Daly is warning of the dangers of laughing gas on people’s health.

It’s as there has been an increase of patients suffering nerve damage after inhaling nitrous oxide gas.

It is illegal to sell laughing gas for human consumption, but it is easily obtained online and is growing in popularity for use as a recreational drug.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Martin Daly explains the negative impacts the drug can have on those who use it regularly.

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