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Council defends lack of consultation over purchase of sites for housing

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Council has defended its lack of consultation with councillors over the purchase of sites for social housing.
Athenry Oranmore area councillor Martina Kinane says she’s been quizzed by Oranmore residents over the rumoured purchase of a high profile site in the town for the purpose of building social housing.
She says the rumour mill is in full swing in Oranmore – and as an elected representative, people expect her to provide answers.
However, the council executive says it can’t consult with councillors when its buying sites or homes due to commercial sensitivities.

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Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.

The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.

The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.

At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.

City planners are due to make a decision in January.

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Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.

Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.

Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

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Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.

Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.

The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.

Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.

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