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Claregalway school projects secure go-ahead despite local appeals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A controversial plan to develop two schools in Claregalway, on the same site, has been approved.
The project, which would provide for a new Educate Together school and an extension to Coláiste Baile Chlair, has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanála.
It follows an appeal by a number of local concerned parties who high-lighted fears over traffic congestion at Lydican Road and minimal playing areas.
The development will see a new two-storey extension to the existing Post-Primary School at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir including a two-classroom special needs unit and sports hall.
It also provides for a new Claregalway Educate Together National School consisting of a new two-storey, 16 classroom building with a two-classroom special needs unit.
There will also be 57 additional car parking spaces.
32 of the new spaces will be for primary school while 24 additional spaces will be allocated for the post primary school.
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LISTEN: Contractors shortlisted for new school for Carrabane National School

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Contractors have been shortlisted for the construction of a new school for Carrabane National School.

The new school will be a ten classroom building located adjacent to Kilconieron GAA Club.

A pedestrian walkway will link the school to the centre of Carrabane village.

Local Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says he hopes construction will get underway this side of Christmas:

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Galway Archaeological & Historical Society recommencing online lecture series tomorrow evening

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Galway Archaeological & Historical Society shall be recommencing its online lecture series for the 2021/2022 Season tomorrow evening at 8pm.

This month’s lecture, held in conjunction with the Moore Institute (NUI,Galway), shall be presented by Mr. Brendan McGowan of the Galway Museum on the subject of ‘Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Irish Revolution of 1916 to 1921’.

This online lecture is free to all.

More information on Registration and Access to this lecture can be found at their website: https://gahs.ie

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LISTEN: Galway Deputy warns of a crisis developing in the Home Care sector

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom: A major crisis is developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers.

This is a warning from Galway East independent TD Sean Canney who said that the Government needs to tackle this issue as a matter of urgency by paying reasonable rates of pay to home help workers and to ensure that the terms and conditions are attractive for workers.

Deputy Canney said that home care hours are being allocated to people in need of such help but the hours are not being delivered due to the fact that there is a severe shortage of home care workers.

Speaking this morning, Deputy Canney started by saying that he felt that the rates of pay that home care workers are getting are not attractive enough for the work that they do:

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