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AIB branch at Newcastle Road in the city set to close in December

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – AIB is set to close it’s Newcastle Road branch in the city by the end of the year.

It follows an announcement from the bank that it’s to close 15 branches nationwide this year and merge them with nearby locations.

The branch at Newcastle Road is set to be closed in December and amalgamated with the branch at Lynch’s Castle.

The vast majority of the amalgamations are happening in Dublin and Cork – in urban and suburban locations.

The Dublin branches to close include Donnybrook, Sutton, Sandyford Skerries, O’Connell Street and Dalkey.

In Cork, the Little Island, Douglas Court and Ballyphehane branches are among those impacted.

Their services will be amalgamated with nearby branches.

AIB says the process will get underway in September and should be complete by December.

The bank says it’s made the decision to close the 15 locations due to declining branch visits.

Customers do not need to take any action – and all affected customers will be provided with details from their bank.

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Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.

Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.

In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.

The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.

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LISTEN: New housing development in Ballinasloe town set to get Government approval

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A new housing development in Ballinasloe is set to get Government approval.

It’s understood Galway County Council will be given the go-ahead to begin preparations for the new 20 unit development in the heart of the town.

It will see the construction of seven two-bedroom houses, four one-bed apartments, as well as the renovation of 9 existing derelict units.

That’s according to Local Senator Eugene Murphy who has received confirmation from the Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.

Senator Murphy says the new units are much needed and very welcome:

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Galway County Council launches 2021 chewing gum litter campaign

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway County Council has officially launched a chewing gum litter education campaign for 2021.

It’s a product of the Gum Litter Taskforce, a collaboration that includes stakeholders from Government, the food and drink industry and local authorities.

The Gum Litter Taskforce was set up in 2007 to tackle the prevelance of chewing gum litter through awareness campaigns.

At that time, just 54 percent of people said they disposed of their chewing gum in the correct way.

Four national campaigns and 13 years later, that figure has risen to 88 percent.

The clear shift in awareness around chewing gum is reflected in national litter stats – with chewing gum now accounting for a drastically lower proportion of littering nationwide.

The campaign is now making a return in an effort to ensure towns and villages remain clean from the scourge of chewing gum on public roads and paths, as many more people are socialing outdoors.

It’s been officially launched in Galway by Cathaoirleach Councillor Peter Keaveney – who’s urging communities to do their county and locality proud by supporting the campaign.

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