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County council chief moves to reassure councillors on greenway strategy approach

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Executive of Galway County Council has moved to reassure members that the approach being taken for the greenway strategy is fully in accordance with an all encompassing motion passed last month.
Kevin Kelly told a meeting this week that two applications would be made to the department seeking funding, including a separate study for the Athenry to Milltown location.
Last month, in a highly controversial counter-motion, councillors voted in favour of seeking funding from the Department for a feasibility study for a master greenway strategy for the entire county.
The local authority later confirmed that it would also seek funding for a feasibility study for a greenway between Athenry and Milltown, as well as further work on the Connemara Greenway.
At this week’s meeting, Tuam area Councillor Shaun Cunniffe sought clarity arguing the Athenry to Milltown location is too vague, and called for guidance on what path the route would take and whether the route would go through farmland.
Campaigners have made several calls to use the rail alignment route for the proposed greenway link.
The CEO said the approach would be to include the railway line but not exclusively, and a number of options would be explored.
The deadline for submissions to the Government’s National Greenway Strategy is November 30th.

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Gardaí seize suspected cocaine in Ballinasloe as part of Operation Tara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have seized €45,000 of suspected cocaine under Operation Tara in Ballinasloe.

Gardaí attached to Ballinasloe Garda Station conducted an intelligence led operation in the Dunlo Harbour area of the town yesterday.

During the course of this operation a quantity of suspected cocaine, estimated to be worth €45,000 concealed on derelict grounds was seized.

A male in his mid-teens was arrested at the scene and detained at Ballinasloe Garda Station on Sunday.

He has since been released with a file being prepared for the Garda Youth Diversion Office.

The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels.

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14 Covid patients being treated at UHG today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 14 patients are being treated for Covid 19 at UHG today.

The hospital now has the seventh highest number of coronavirus patients nationwide.

There are four Covid patients being treated in the intensive care unit at the acute city hospital.

In the east of the county, there is just one patient being treated for the virus at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

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Contractor to be appointed shortly for new footbridge at Clarin College Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A contractor is expected to be appointed shortly for a long-sought new pedestrian footbridge at Clarin College Athenry.

The matter arose at Athenry-Oranmore District level, where it was confirmed by senior engineers that “everything is ready to go”.

Tenders were issued in July and have now been assessed, with the local authority awaiting the official appointment of the successful contractor.

It’s expected once underway, the works will take around eight weeks to complete – though no provisional start date has yet been offered.

The footbridge was included in the original plans for the new school, but the works were excluded from the original contracts which led to long-running delays.

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