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Council allows 5 more years to finish Oranmore housing development

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The developer of a housing estate in Oranmore has been given more time to complete the development.
Pat Malone has secured an extension of planning permission for the houses at Moneyduff.
The development comprises the demolition of an existing house and the construction of 38 homes.
The houses are a mixture of four-bedroom and three-bedroom semi-detached, and 3-bedroom terraced houses.
County planners have allowed 5 years for Pat Malone to complete the housing development at Moneyduff.
Planners have stipulated that a bond of 210 thousand euro must be submitted to the local authority however to secure the completion of services such as public lighting, roads and footpaths.

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Green light for eco-works at ATU Galway campus in Wellpark

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The green light has been given for major eco-works to be carried out at the ATU Galway campus at Wellpark in the city.

The plans involve a medium retrofit of the existing building, previously known as GMIT Cluain Mhuire.

There’ll be external and internal insultation installed, as well as door and window upgrades, roof works and installation of solar systems.

The works are part of the government-funded energy retrofit Pathfinder Programme.

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Calls for extra buses from Headford to city due to high numbers commuting

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for extra buses from Headford to the city with claims the service is oversubscribed.

Councillor Andrew Reddington says more people are having to commute to the city for work due to the lack of accommodation there.

Cllr Reddington has asked for extra buses for the 7.25 am service from Headford to Galway.

While he is thankful for Burkes bus who are also working at 7.50 am, he says Bus Eireann must adapt their service to meet the increased demand.

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Galway Traveller Movement to protest at city council meeting next Monday

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Traveller Movement is set to protest at Galway City Council meeting next Monday.

It follows comments made during an interview on Galway Bay FM’s Galway Talks programme by councillor Michael Crowe, which he has since apologised for.

GTM is calling for the full protection of the Traveller community against inequality and discrimination by all elected representatives.

The movement is inviting the public to join them at 1:30pm outside the city council building on Monday, or to formally write a complaint to the Fianna Fáil Party and city council.

Joanna Corcoran works at GTM and is a member of the Traveller community:

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