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Call for emergency fund to repair local roads along Galway coastline following storm damage

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Galway bay fm newsroom – The Government must make funds available to repair local roads in Connemara which have become impassable due to storm damage.

That’s according to Galway West Deputy Eamon O’Cuiv who will visit Inis Mor this morning with Connemara Area Cllr Sean O’ Tuairisg to assess repairs needed.

The Fianna Fail Deputy will meet with the local Co-Op to discuss the service centre depot which has been left inaccessable due to an impassable roadway.

This has prevented the distribution of oil and the operation of the recycling facility.

Some local roads in mainland Connemara are also impassable with families in Carna and Roundstone left stranded.

Deputy O’Cuiv is calling on the government to make funds available to repair such roadways without condition

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Appeal lodged over refusal of Ballinasloe housing development (News 4)

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala over the refusal of a minor housing development in Ballinasloe.

The developer had applied to build six homes on an infill residential site in the existing Cuil Na Canalacht estate.

But county planners rejected the plan, finding it would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainability development of the area.

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala and a decision is due in January.

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Local TD says EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice says the EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

The European Commission said unless action is taken to half the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation, the state could be brought before the European Court of Justice.

It noted Ireland’s efforts so far but said the enforcement of bans appears to have stalled.

Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice says threatening legal action sours relations between the two parties:

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‘Elf Town’ to return to Galway Racecourse with 200 seasonal jobs

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Elf Town has confirmed it’s returning to Galway this Christmas – and says it’ll create over 200 seasonal jobs.

The festive experience, which takes place at Galway Racecourse, is currently recruiting actors and event staff.

It’s billed as a magical 2 hour journey across 4 floors in 3 different buildings, including a visit with Santa.

Tickets for the event are available to book now, with shows taking place from November 23rd.

Aidan Phelan is a producer at Elf Town and outlines the jobs on offer.

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