Galway Bay fm newsroom – There has been confusion among Galway’s island community in relation to polling cards for the referendum later this week.
It’s understood polling cards were sent to islanders which stated that voting would take place on the 8th Amendment on Friday.
However, voting takes place on the islands on Thursday, a day ahead of people on the mainland.
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Galway to share in 50 million euro national fund for walking and cycling projects
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is set to avail of a €50m fund announced by Government to create more walking and cycling routes in rural towns and villages
The scheme from the Department of Transport is open to local authorities outside Ireland’s main urban centres.
County Councils are being asked to identify convenient and direct routes for active travel modes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Eligible projects could include new footpaths or cycle tracks, bicycle parking, repair of existing infrastructure, improved crossing facilities and design work for future pedestrian or cycle bridges.
Local authorities have until January to supply a list of projects after which point the exact amount of funding awarded to Galway will be revealed.
Junior Transport Minister and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughten says the focus is on promoting active travel in rural communities – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…
Pocket sized card of mental health supports to be rolled out in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pocket-sized card containing key contact points of support for those who find themselves struggling with their mental health is to be rolled out in Galway.
It’s part of ‘Connecting for Life’, a suicide prevention action plan for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
The initiative forms part of a drive to reduce suicide from 2015 to 2020, and sets out a vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and well-being.
The ‘Numbers If You Need Them’ cards are being distributed in the coming weeks.
Call for urgent action on dangerous N83 junction at Castlegar
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway West TD is calling for urgent action on a dangerous junction on the N83 at Castlegar.
Deputy Noel Grealish says the junction – where two local roads join the main road near McHugh’s Pub – has been the scene of serious, sometimes fatal, accidents.
He says local people are frustrated with a lack of action despite a long-running campaign for a series of remedial works to be carried out.
These proposed works include traffic calming measures as well as the provision of street lighting to improve visibility.
Deputy Grealish argues it’s a well known accident black-spot and it’s only a matter of time before another serious accident happens…
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