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City officials aim for August deadline for opening of Ballinfoile centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – City officials say the long awaited opening of Ballinfoile community centre will take place in August.
Independent councillor Mike Cubbard has been informed that the centre will finally open its doors in two months after two previous opening deadlines were missed.
The state of the art facility was officially opened last year by the then Mayor Frank Fahy but has yet to be used by local residents.
A partnership agreement with social enterprise organisation SCCUL is in place to lead its operation.
Councillor Cubbard says the centre has been the subject of a 30 year campaign and its opening will be welcomed by local residents and community groups.

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New temporary Emergency Department to open at UHG in coming weeks

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GBFM Newsroom – A new temporary Emergency Department is set to open at UHG in the coming weeks.

The temporary unit is needed for the construction of a major new block at the hospital, incorporating a brand new permanent emergency department as well as maternity services.

However, that project is still at a very early stage – meaning the new temporary ED will likely be in place for a number of years.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard that it’s expected the unit will open in the coming weeks.

Councillor John Connolly spoke after the meeting.

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Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris

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GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.

Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.

The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.

That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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