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County council fails to spend fund for Traveller accommodation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council spent none of its available funding on Traveller Housing last year.
The Department of Housing increased the budget for building and upgrading Traveller-specific accommodation to 9 million euro last year.
According to today’s Irish Times, many local authorities didn’t invest any funding in housing schemes or draw down the full amount available.
The county council spent none of its 625 thousand euro fund along with South Dublin County Council which also didn’t draw down its 1 million euro fund.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after pub burglary in Derrybrien over the weekend

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí in Gort are appealing for information following the burglary of a pub in Derrybrien, Loughrea over the weekend.

The incident occurred between midnight and 8am on Friday, February 14.

The cigarette machine and a quantity of cash were stolen from the premises.

Anyone who may have seen anything unusual in Derrybrien village on Valentine’s night or who may have information which can assist investigating Gardaí are asked to contact Gort Garda Station on 091 636400.

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Councillor calls for increased Garda presence in Headford to tackle anti-social behaviour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A County Councillor is calling for permanent Gardai to be appointed in Headford to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.

Fine Gael Councillor Andrew Reddingtion was speaking after a group of teenagers littered the Moyne Villa FC pitches while drinking alcohol on Friday evening.

The youths were said to be drinking before they took a bus to an underage disco in Castlebar.

A number of alcohol containers, cans and broken glass are said to have been left scattered across the pitch by the group.

Councillor Reddington says he has been informed by the Gardai that there isn’t the need for full-time Gardai to be stationed in Headford.

He argues that this incident is clear proof that permanent Gardai are needed in the area:

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Speed camera vans now active in 50 new locations across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Speed camera vans are now in operation at 50 new locations across Galway.

Gardaí have relocated the cameras following a three year national analysis of where crashes happen most frequently.

While new locations are now active, some have been removed in order to concentrate on areas identified as ‘high risk’.

Nationally, since this morning, speed camera vans are in operation in 900 new locations.

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