Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision of the City Council to allow a house at College road be converted to apartments.
Permission was originally granted for 3 new apartments at 134 College road with conditions attached.
The decision to allow the conversion of a house to apartments at College Road was appealed by two separate parties.
One argued that the design, scale and additional height of the building would be an overdevelopment of the site.
Another argued that the plans were an attempt to maximise development on a restricted site and that the traffic impact would be significant.
An Bord Pleanála has decided that the apartment development at College Road would be in conflict with neighbouring buildings.
The Board also states that the proposal to locate balconies on the eastern side of the building would overlook neighbouring properties.
An Bord Pleanála has refused to allow the apartments be built stating that it would be an over-development of the College Road site.
Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.