Galway Bay fm newsroom – An appeal has been lodged against a planned new betting office in Tuam town.
Last month, Bar One Racing was given the green light to change the former Xtra Vision store at the Square in Tuam into a bookies.
However, that decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
In his appeal to the higher planning authority, a Palace Fields resident says a betting office at The Square would result in rat-running between bookies, pubs and off-licenses during daytime sporting fixtures.
For more on this story, tune into Newsbreak at 1.30pm.
TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say:
Enquiries ongoing following road collision in Claregalway last night
103 Galway residents to receive Irish Citizenship this week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 103 Galway residents will become Irish citizens today.
Nationwide, 3,500 people from 130 countries will receive their certificates of naturalisation in Killarney over the next two days.
Junior Minister at the Department of Justice James Browne says it will give them rights and legal protections.
He says people from other nations who’ll become Irish citizens will contribute to Ireland: