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Almost half a million euro for Galway and western coastal projects

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost half a million euro has been announced for coastal community projects in the west.
The funding has been awarded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme.
In Galway, funding has been allocated for a safety boat for Galway Sea Scouts, a training boat for the city’s Sailing Club and storage provision for Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit.
Comhar Chuigéal Teo, secured over 64 thousand euro for The Lettermullen Island Seaweed Centre.
Other organisations receiving assistance include Cuan Beo for Galway Bay and Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin.
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Demand for changes to delivery of LEADER programme in Galway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Minister for Rural Development is being urged to intervene and make changes to how the LEADER programme is being administered in Galway.

Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv says it’s completely unacceptable that Galway has been designated as a single regional area under the latest programme.

Under the previous rural community development programme, Galway was divided into East Galway and Connemara.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, he said Galway is the 2nd largest county in Ireland and could almost be described as two counties geographically.

Deputy O’ Cuiv says treating Galway as a single region is wrong and Minister Heather Humphreys must act.

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Greenlight for Boots at Wellpark Retail Park

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The green light has been given for Boots to open a new health and beauty store at Wellpark Retail Park.

City planners have approved an application that would see a vacant unit converted from bulky retail use to pharmacy use.

Unit 10 was formerly a Maplin Electronics store which closed in 2018.

The project is led by Radical Properties Unlimited Company and permission has now been granted with 4 conditions.

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Major conference on Offshore Wind Energy in Furbough tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A major Blue Economy conference is taking place in Údarás na Gaeltachta in Furbough at 9am tomorrow.

It’s being held as part of Asia Business Week, and will explore marine innovation and offshore wind energy.

The week aims to attract Asian investors to businesses in the Gaeltacht and to strengthen links between Asia and the West of Ireland.

Communication and Marketing manager for Údarás na Gaeltachta, Gormflaith Ní Thuairisg, thinks there is huge potential for the West of Ireland

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