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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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Galway vaccination centre temporarily moving to Merlin Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Vaccination Centre is temporarily relocating from Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit – to Unit 3, Podiatry, Merlin Park, Galway.

It’ll be moved from this Sunday 10th July until Monday 1st August.

Podiatry services in Merlin Park will not be affected during this period.

The centre will not be taking any walk-in appointments due to limited space.

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Galway Port increases capacity with the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Port is increasing its capacity to make way for the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines.

Arderroo Wind Farm in Connemara is expecting 22 more turbines in total, with one shipment having arrived just this morning. (06/07)

It’s the sixteenth wind turbine project the port has worked on, which is increasing its profile as an energy hub.

CEO, Conor O’Dowd, says it’s a very important project for them:

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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