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Almost 2 million euro allocated to private housing grants for Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost two million euro has been allocated to Galway City and County Councils for Private Housing Grants.

Galway County Council will receive over one and half million euro, while Galway City Council has been allocated over 440 thousand euro under the scheme.

It’s for home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues.

The initial allocations awarded to Galway City and County Councils under the Private Housing Grant scheme show an increase on last year.

Galway County Council has been allocated one million, five hundred and 19 thousand euro- that’s almost 100 thousand euro more than their total allocation for 2013.

Galway City Council will see an increase of over 30,000 euro to their allocation for 2014- with an initial allocation of 448 thousand euro.

Nationally, over 38 million euro has been announced for Private Housing Grants this year – an increase of 11% on 2013.

The funds are used to support home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues.

It’s expected that up to 7800 households will benefit from the scheme this year.

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Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Efforts are continuing to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort.

Due to the depletion of water in the reservoir, there will be an outage until approximately 8 tonight to allow levels to recover.

Galway County Council working in partnership with Irish Water say there may be further outages overnight, but every effort will be made to restore supply to all areas as soon as possible.

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Step forward in redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a step forward in the redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub, with the opening of the tender process.

The Department of Transport and URDF funded plan aims to transform the station area as integrated public transport hub.

Speaking as the tender process was announced Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said the ease of transfer between rail and bus at the upgraded train station will support the compact and sustainable growth of the city.

Subject to the tender process and funding approvals, Iarnród Éireann envisages awarding the main construction contract by mid-2023, with a construction phase of 30 months.

The work will include a new entrance and facade, new customer facilities, enhanced connectivity and interchange between rail and bus services and a new roof on the existing train hall to transform the platform and circulation areas into bright spaces.

Junior Transport Minister and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton said this investment, along with progress in delivering BusConnects Galway, will provide more options on how people can travel to,from and around the city and county.

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Clár na gComhlachtaí launched at Connemara school by Junior Gaeltacht Minister

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Today saw the official launch of Clár na gComhlachtaí, the Student Enterprise Programme, provided by Údarás na Gaeltachta in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI).

The hands-on business learning experience was launched in in Coláiste Cholmcille in the Connemara Gaeltacht today by Minister for State for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip, Jack Chambers

Clár na gComhlachtaí encourages budding entrepreneurs in Transition Year in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.

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