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Council shoots down bid to keep Salthill Hotel changes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The owner of the Salthill Hotel on the Promenade has been refused planning permission to keep some changes he made to the building.

Ricky Byrne applied for permission to retain additional parking spaces, a raised terrace deck and a patio area for tables and chairs at the front of the hotel.

Permission was granted originally for a total of 292 car parking spaces at the Salthill Hotel, 42 of which were to be stacked spaces.

Ricky Byrne applied for retention permission to keep additional parking spaces at the hotel to omit the requirement for the stacked spaces.

However, planners for the Council say that leaving out these stacked spaces would be completely contrary to the development plan standards.

In refusing permission to keep the changes at the Salthill Hotel, planners state that omitting the stacked parking would likely lead to illegal and dangerous parking.

They also state that if the raised deck area is kept it would give rise to undue overlooking of the adjoining apartment block and private amenity area.

Finally, planners state that the terraced outdoor seating area would depreciate the value of residential properties by being a nuisance.

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City Councillor backs calls from Water Safety Ireland warning about inflatable toys in open water as World Drowning Prevention Day is marked

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway City Councillor Niall McNelis has backed calls by Water Safety Ireland warning the public against using inflatable toys in open water.

Today marks World Drowning Prevention Day and the city councillor said they should never be used at rivers, lakes and beaches.

Lifeguards trained by Water Safety Ireland have also seen an increase in the use of inflatable toys such as air mattresses, boats and inflatable rings.

Both the Irish Coast Guard and Irish Water Safety organisations have called on everybody to redouble their efforts to ensure that basic safety precautions are observed when recreating on or near the water.

Councillor McNelis said that the lead of Clare and Waterford County Councils to ban inflatables from bathing areas should be followed nationally.

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1,126 new cases of Covid-19 reported nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has reported 1,126 new cases of Covid-19 this afternoon.

123 patients are currently being treated in Irish hospitals with the virus in comparison with 105 yesterday.

Of those, 22 are in intensive care units, an increase of one.

The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,285, compared to 1,101 this day last week.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 321, while the seven-day moving average is 1,229.

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The head of the HSE says almost 70 percent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Paul Reid says more than 5.5 million doses have been administered so far.

He says over 80 percent of adults have now had at least one dose.

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LISTEN: Independent Deputy asks NTA to investigate decision to cancel 20 and x20 bus routes that services towns and villages in East Galway

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The decision to cancel the existing 20 and x 20 bus routes that services Loughrea has been criticised by independent deputy Sean Canney.

Bus Éireann said that the decision was taken to safeguard the viability of the 14 remaining routes following significant losses in 2020 and projected continuing losses over the next three years.

The route also services Craughwell, Aughrim and Ballinasloe.

Deputy Canney this morning has voiced his opposition to this decision saying that it was a total contradiction of Government policy to provide public transport as a means of reducing the number of cars on our roads.

He added that it was a further insult to rural people and denies them access to public transport.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News, Deputy Canney said the government should take control of this issue and has also asked the NTA to investigate this decision.

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