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Applegreen owner objects to Supermacs plan for plaza on Galway-Limerick motorway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The owner of Applegreen is opposing plans by Galway-based businessman, Pat McDonagh of Supermacs, to build a plaza along the Galway- Limerick motorway.
The owner of the Applegreen brand, Petrogas, has lodged an objection to plans by the Supermac’s boss for the Obama-style plaza outside Ennis.
Petrogas says Pat McDonagh’s proposal is premature as Transport Infrastructure Ireland has indicated its own intention to develop a motorway service area on the M18.
According to today’s Irish Independent, some local businesses in Ennis have also grouped together to lodge an objection to Pat McDonagh’s plan.

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Approval for water sports facility in Newcastle in the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approval has been given for a water sports facility planned for Newcastle in the city

The project is led by University of Galway and would be located close to the Quincentennial Bridge along the bank of the River Corrib.

The proposed facility would include a gym, changing rooms, bathrooms, reception area, café, function room and a range of offices.

There’d also be a rowing storage shed and two floating platoons on the bank of the River Corrib, as well as a pedestrian and cyclist greenway.

City planners have now given the go-ahead for the project, with a number of conditions attached.

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Major step forward for new primary school campus in Athenry

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Galway bay fm newsroom – There’s been a major step foward in plans for a new primary school campus in Athenry.

Education Minister Norma Foley has announced her department is to acquire the former Presentation School site in the town.

She’s also confirmed that agreement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Tuam to transfer the Scoil Chroí Naofa site into their ownership.

This will allow for the redevelopment of both sites into a new campus that will amalgamate Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys National School.

Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon says this is a landmark moment for education in Athenry.

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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