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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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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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