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Campaigners for Headford Road upgrade to meet Ministers at Leinster House tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Independent Councillor James Charity will lead a delegation from the N84 Upgrade Campaign to meet with the Minister for Transport at Leinster House tomorrow afternoon. (26/6)
Campaigners will meet Transport Minister Shane Ross and Minister for the Environment Denis Naughton to highlight the condition of the Headford Road/Curraghline as well as present a petition signed by over 1,000 road users.
While Road resurfacing works are currently due to take place on the N84, members of the group say much more needs to be done in order to make the road safe for motorists.
Galway County Council submitted a proposal for road widening and the installation of a hard shoulder in 2015, however the project has not been advanced.
The campaign says official TII figures show the road is currently operating at over 120 per cent capacity.
Cllr Charity says the current state of the road means emergency vehicles cannot effectively attend incidents as motorists are unable to pull in to let them pass.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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Gardai to ramp up checkpoints across city in run-up to Christmas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Gardai are to ramp up checkpoints across the city in the run-up to Christmas.

Over the next few weeks, they aim to carry out over 1,500 checkpoints to test for alcohol and drugs.

This afternoon’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee heard that drug-driving is becoming far more common.

Roadside tests can now detect a far greater range of drugs than before, and in a much faster timeframe.

Garda Chief Superintendant Gerry Roche had this to say following the meeting.

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Galway GP warns of dangers of recreational use of laughing gas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway GP Martin Daly is warning of the dangers of laughing gas on people’s health.

It’s as there has been an increase of patients suffering nerve damage after inhaling nitrous oxide gas.

It is illegal to sell laughing gas for human consumption, but it is easily obtained online and is growing in popularity for use as a recreational drug.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Martin Daly explains the negative impacts the drug can have on those who use it regularly.

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