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City council seeks contractors to build new sports facilities

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The tenders for two new sports facilities in the city have been published by the city council.
New facilities will be provided at Cappagh Park in Knocknacarra and Melody’s Field in Renmore.
The city council is seeking a contractor for the design and construction of a full-sized 3G synthetic soccer pitch to FIFA quality at Cappagh Park.
The project will include the removal of existing soils, ducting for floodlighting, mesh fencing, sports equipment, reinstatement and drainage works.
Anyone interested in the Cappagh Park project must express interest by the deadline of August 23rd.
Meanwhile, a tender has also been advertised to develop a new soccer pitch at Melody’s Field in Renmore.
This project involves the design of a traditional grass pitch, with earthworks, drainage and perimetre path.
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest in the Renmore sports facility contract is August 11th.

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242 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a further 242 Covid-19 cases.

67 people are in hospital with the disease – a drop of 2 compared to this day last week.

23 are in ICU – down 3 over the same period.

There are no local figures available due to issues relating to the cyber-attack on the HSE.

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Listen: Donagh Killilea elected new Cathaoirleach of Tuam municipal district

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Councillor Donagh Killilea has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Tuam municipal district.

He replaces Councillor Joe Sheridan in the position, and was elected unanimously at a meeting of the district this afternoon.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Killilea outlines his priorities over the coming term:

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Minister says alternative bus service possible on Gort to Galway route

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The National Transport Authority has stated that private bus companies can operate on the Gort to Galway bus route.

Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has received confirmation from the NTA that commercial bus operators can submit licence applications for the route at anytime.

It comes after Bus Éireann’s decision to cancel its evening service on the Galway to Cork Expressway 51 route – leaving passengers travelling to south Galway with no access to a public bus service after the last bus departs the city at 5:05pm.

The NTA has stated that potential applications will be considered based on the potential demand for the service with regards to the needs of consumers and any public services on or in the vicinity of the route.

Minister Rabbitte argues the decision by Bus Éireann has placed limitations on students, workers and general commuters travelling out of the city.

She is encouraging commercial bus operators to make an application and provide the vital service for commuters in the county.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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