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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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Galway TD calls for online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD is calling for an online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents.

A similar system was introduced by UK police in 2018, which has so far saved officers there more than 68,000 hours of work.

Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, says a streamlined online system would allow Gardai to review and investigate road incidents more quickly.

Deputy Cannon, explains it’s urgently needed:

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50 new jobs with opening of new global tech HQ in Ballybrit

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- 50 jobs are being created with the opening of Channel Mechanics Technologies global headquarters in Ballybrit.

The office is being officially opened later this morning by Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton and Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry.

The Galway company was founded 10 years ago, and has moved offices from Oranmore to Ballybrit this year to keep up with its expanding team.

They are recruiting for positions across Customer Success, Sales, Research and Development, and Software Development.

Kenneth Fox is CEO:

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Four Galway water supplies on a boil water or water restriction notice

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There were four water supplies in Galway on a boil water or water restriction notice as of the 28th of September.

That’s according to a new report out this morning from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The four supplies in Galway are Ballinasloe, Dunmore /Glenamadday, Spiddal, and Inisbofin public water supplies.

These findings come as nearly 900 thousand people’s health was put at risk last year due to contaminated drinking water.

Noel Byrnes EPA Programme Manager said people in Gorey were hospitalised after drinking water from taps:

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