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City man banned from venues with children

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A 46-year-old city man has been ordered to stay away from Leisureland and any other public entertainment complex in the city, as well as schools.

Barry O’Meara, of 8 Sylvan Drive, Fairlands, Newcastle, appeared in custody before Galway District Court this week.

He is charged with trespassing in a manner likely to cause fear in another at Leisureland on April 28th last.

Barry O’ Meara is further charged with threatening, abusive and insulting words or behaviour during two separate incidents at Leisureland on May 19th last.

He will appear before the court again on November 11th.

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Green light for Primary Care Centre in Spiddal

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – County planners have given the green light to a proposed Primary Care Centre in Spiddal.

The centres are a key part of the Slaintecare plan, and aim to ensure that people are only referred to hospital when they have complex needs or in the case of emergency.

Lead by Baile Eamoinn Teo, Spiddal Primary Care Centre would be a two story building consisting of 28 therapy and consultant rooms, located on the eastern edge of the village.

The developer says its vision is to see a high quality community healthcare facility delivered in Spiddal – for the benefit of the entire South Connemara Gaeltacht region.

Primary Care Centres provide a single point of access to health services in the local community and are seen a key factor in reforming the health service.

Services typically include Xray and diagnostics, GPs, public health nurses, dental, occupational and physiotherapy, mental health, psychology, opthalmic, mother & baby, and elderly care.

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Finance Minister warns price-gouging businesses not to come looking for help from Govt

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Finance Minister’s telling business not to come looking for help from Government if they’re engaged in price gouging.

Concerns are being expressed about the high costs of hotels, hire cars and hospitality services here.

Minister Paschal Donohoe says that while he understands the industry was among the hardest hit during the covid 19 pandemic, they have been given assistance in the form of a lower VAT rate.

And in a stinging criticism, Minister Donohoe says businesses who are now overcharging customers are undermining the country, and can not expect help in the future.

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Water outages in Headford area

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Residents in the Headford area are being advised to expect water disruptions today due to a burst watermain.

The areas affected are Headford, Cloughanover, Lugawannia, Liss and surrounding townlands.

Kilconly Group Water Scheme and Gurrane Group Water Scheme are also impacted.

It’s expected that water will not be restored until late this evening.

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