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Concern about future of tourism office in city as building is reportedly sold

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fáilte Ireland is actively looking for a new location for its city tourist office now that the building at Forster Street, which previously housed the office, has been sold.
Chief Executive of the city council, Brendan McGrath told a meeting of the local authority this week (10/7), that the kiosk in Eyre Square is being considered as one potential location.
He says the council has verbally been told that the prime location at Forster Street has been sold.
Councillor Padraig Conneely said that it’s 14 months since Fáilte Ireland announced that it’s moving from Forster Street and since then there has been no further correspondence from the tourism agency.
Failte Ireland moved most of its staff to offices in Liosban.
It’s understood the building at Forster Street was initially listed for sale at a price of 2.2 million euro.

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Public meeting to be held in Clifden this afternoon to discuss future of District Hospital

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Public meeting is to be held in Clifden this afternoon to discuss the HSE’s decision to withdraw respite services from the District Hospital.

Families were contacted by the HSE on Friday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

It’s understood the issue relates to lack of staff – Galway Bay FM News has contacted the HSE for clarification but as of this morning has not received a response.

HSE management are to meet with local representatives tomorrow where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.

Fine Gael Councillor Eileen Mannion said the meeting this afternoon will give people the opportunity to voice their concerns and to highlight the need for services to continue in Clifden.

Sinn Fein Deputy Mairead Farrell says the decision to move services from Clifden to Merlin is astonishing

Fianna Fail local councillor Gerry King told Galway Bay FM News that there is a fear that this could be the final straw for the hospital.

The meeting will be held in Clifden Town Hall this afternoon and will begin at 3pm.

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Garda enquiries ongoing following incidents overnight in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Garda enquiries have begun following two incidents in Ballinasloe in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí and fire services responded to reports of a fire at a house just after 2am.

Damage was caused to the property but none of the occupants required hospital treatment.

Half an hour later, Gardaí and fire services attended another fire at another property in the town.

Enquiries are ongoing into both fires and anyone with any information are asked to contact Ballinasloe Gardai at (090) 9631890 or any Garda Station.

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Gardai in Galway to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána tomorrow

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Gardaí in Galway will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána with a commemorative event tomorrow afternoon.

The event will begin with a re-enactment of the arrival of the first Gardaí to Galway, on 25th September 1922.

Members of the public are invited to come along and join them in this Centenary Event.

Sergeant Mick Walsh of Galway Gardai explained to John Mulligan what will happen tomorrow afternoon.

John then put it to him that this celebration is significant as what happened 100 years ago and the change over from the RIC and the Civic Guard to An Garda Síochána was important in the development of Ireland as a country.

Local traffic diversions will be in place to facilitate the event.

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