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City public meetings over plan for new housing at existing city estates

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two public meetings are to take place this week to discuss plans to develop housing in infill sites at Corrib Park and Ballinfoile estates.
The plan would see nine houses built in three separate sites in Ballinfoile, and three two-bed bungalows at one infill site in Corrib Park.
Local councillor Mike Cubbard is to hold a public meeting at Ballinfoile centre tomorrow Tuesday at 7pm.
A further meeting will be held in Westside Community Centre on Thursday at 8.30pm.
It’s expected the plans will come before councillors for decision early next year.
Councillor Cubbard says public consultation is crucial to getting local residents on board with the proposed projects.

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County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.

Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.

This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.

Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.

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University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.

They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.

It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.

Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.

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Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.

Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.

She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.

Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.

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