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Connemara salmon farm may face legal challenge over water extraction plan

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages is to consider a legal challenge after a firm was given approval to extract fresh water from a lake in South Connemara.
Bradán Beo Teoranta has secured approval from An Bord Pleanála to bring water from Loch an Mhuillin for use on its cages at sea.
Galway County Council had previously refused permission to the company.
Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages says its to meet with its legal advisers to consider a judicial review application to the High Court.

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Number of Covid-19 patients at Galway hospitals continues to fall

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of patients being treated in Galway Hospitals for Covid-19 has continued to drop steadily.

There are now just 13 patients being treated in the city and county – 10 at UHG, and a further 3 at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe.

There are 4 patients with the virus in the ICU at UHG, while there are no Covid-19 patients in the ICU at Portiuncula.

Nationally, 426 people with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals today – the lowest number since December 29th.

105 of those patients with the virus are in intensive care.

Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET’s modelling group, says the country’s R number remains below 1 – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Higher planning authority to consider proposal for over 100 residential units at Roscam

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála is due to issue its decision next month on a plan to build over 100 residential units in Roscam in the east of the city.

The application is led by Alber Developments Ltd. with the development to be located at lands to the south of Rosshill Road.

The stragegic infrastructure project sets out to deliver 35 apartments, 67 houses and a childcare facility.

The higher planning board is due to make its decision in April

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Taoiseach to visit vaccination centre at Galway Racecourse

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Micheál Martin will this afternoon visit the vaccination centre at Galway Racecourse.

He’ll take a tour of the Ballybrit facility and get an update on the vaccination programme for healthcare workers currently underway.

The Taoiseach is expected to arrive at half past four.

His visit comes amid ongoing controversy over shortfalls in vaccines and the HSE’s failure to meet vaccination targets last week.

AstraZeneca has promised the HSE to make up for failing to meet two scheduled deliveries in full.

HSE CEO Paul Reid says they’re administering vaccines as quickly as possible and he expects deliveries to become more reliable over time – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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