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Concerns paid parking on the cards for Oranmore train station users

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns have been raised that introducing paid parking at Oranmore train station would drive down rail passenger numbers.
Local councillor Martina Kinane argues the move would be counter-productive and should be postponed until measures are taken to reduce traffic congestion on routes into the city.
The Fianna Fail councillor says the number of trains servicing Oranmore station must be increased as many commuters are opting to travel from Athenry station where a broader service schedule is available.
She says concerns are growing in the local community that the transition to paid parking may be introduced shortly.
Councillor Kinane is to meet county officials to discuss the issue – she says it will only result in more cars on our roads.
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Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.

The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.

It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.

But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt

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The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply

The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.

It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.

The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.

The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.

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