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City councillors to consider proposal for election poster ban

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – City councillors are to consider a proposal to ban election posters.
Fine Gael councillor Pearce Flannery is to propose the motion at this month’s meeting of the city council.
The motion would see the creation of a bye-law before the end of March next year which would prohibit the use of election posters in the city.
The posters are made from a long lasting plastic which, councillor Flannery argues, can last for up to 2500 years.
Councillor Flannery says the posters are unsightly, a threat to health and safety and detrimental for the environment.
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Some Galway homes to be connected to high-speed internet under National Broadband Plan by year-end

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Homes in parts of Galway, Cork and Cavan will be connected to high-speed internet being rolled out under the National Broadband Plan by the end of the year.

That’s the message from the chief executive of National Broadband Ireland, with building work set to start in the three counties over the coming weeks.

Peter Hendrick says they are working to mitigate any delays to the project that may have been caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Galway woman rescued after 15 hours at sea returns home as younger cousin remains at UHG for treatment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

One of the two girls rescued from the Atlantic Ocean yesterday has returned home, while the other is still being monitored in Hospital.

The father of one of the girls rescued off Inis Oirr yesterday after drifting out to sea says he was beginning to lose hope.

Cousins 17 year old Ellen Glynn and 23 year old Sara Feeney from Cappagh Road in Knocknacarra spent 15 hours in the water after high winds brought their paddle boards 27 kilometers from land.

Galway City fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, eventually located the pair yesterday afternoon after a major search and rescue operation.

Sara was released from hospital yesterday while Ellen is still receiving treatment at UHG

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B&B owners in Galway urged to apply for business restart grant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Owners and operators of non-rated B&Bs in Galway are being urged to apply for the Business Restart Grant.

The scheme has been introduced as part of the July Stimulus package and is being operated by Fáilte Ireland.

Hundreds of Galway B&B’s could qualify for the initiative that offers grants of up to four thousand euro per business.

That’s according to Fine Gael City Councillor Eddie Hoare who says the scheme could provide vital assistance to local non-rated B&Bs in particular.

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

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