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City council planners approve plans for redevelopment of The Sportsground

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Galway Bay fm newsroom– The city council has approved plans by Connacht Rugby to upgrade and redevelop The Sportsground at College Road.

It follows a decision earlier this week by city councillors to prioritise the project for government funding.

The 30 million euro redevelopment of The Sportsground will transform the existing facilities into a 12-thousand capacity stadium and high performance training centre.

For more on this story tune into Galway Bay fm news at 4

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Connemara vet warns of dogs being poisoned in Rosmuc area

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Connemara vet has warned dog owners in Rosmuc to be on alert after several dogs were killed by a poisonous chemical in the area, in recent weeks.

Three dogs from one household have died in the last two weeks after they ingested the chemical Trodex – which is manufactured to treat fluke in sheep and cattle.

Trodex is also used, however, to kill foxes that prey on sheep in rural areas according to Clifden Vet Niamh Walsh.

Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets on a short leash and not to allow them to rummage in bushes.

Meanwhile, they are also being advised that the key symptom of Trodex poisoning is heavy panting in dogs, due to overheating.

Vet Niamh Walsh told Galway Talks that incidents of Trodex poisoning often spike at this time of year, as farmers lay down the chemical to protect their herds.

To hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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County Councillors fight back after City Council purchase property in Kiltulla

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns have been raised over the city council’s purchase of a property which is located outside the city boundary.

It’s understood the property in question was purchased in the Kiltulla area of Oranmore.

The matter was raised at this week’s meeting of the county council which was held in Kiltormer.

Athenry/Oranmore Fine Gael councillor Liam Carrol raised a motion calling on the city council to put the property back on the open market.

The motion was seconded by Independent councillor James Charity.

Cathaoirleach Jimmy McClearn says the city council should seriously reflect on its actions.

In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, Galway City Council confirmed that the purchase was carried out observing all necessary statutory requirements.

Councillor Liam Carroll argues consultation was needed and has called for the property to be placed on the open market without delay.

To hear from Cllr Carroll, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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Local TD calls for more radical action at meat plants after 103 staff test positive this week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Roscommon-Galway TD is calling for more radical action at meat plants as another 103 factory staff tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

There are now 925 confirmed cases in meat plants.

The HSE says each cluster has been assigned a local outbreak team to manage the situation.

But Independent TD Denis Naughten says more needs to be done.

To hear from Deputy Naughten, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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