Galway Bay fm newsroom – Presidential candidates will have an opportunity to pitch their bids for the Aras to county councillors tomorrow.
The special meeting gets underway at County Hall at midday.
So far, nine candidates have declared an interest in making a presentation at County Hall with some unable to attend due to other council meetings nationwide.
A spokesperson for the county council says the final confirmation of attendance is ongoing.
To date, nine hopefuls have confirmed their attendance.
They are listed in alphabetical order as Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Patrick Feeney, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher, Marie Goretti-Moylan, John Groarke, Gemma O’Doherty and Kevin Sharkey.
Last Thursday, candidates made their presentations to city councillors with each given a time line of no 10 more than minutes, followed by Q & A.
Any nomination from the city council will be discussed and voted on at the council’s ordinary monthly meeting tomorrow afternoon.
High level of cocaine now available in Galway city highlighted by Garda Chief Superintendent
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Over half a million euro worth of cocaine has been seized in Galway city since the start of the year.
The latest meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been told that €539,000 worth of the Class A drug has been confiscated by Gardai since January.
Cocaine remains the most common drug seized by Gardaí across the city so far this year but Chief Superintendent Tom Curley says Gardaí only seize about 10 percent of the available supply and admitted it’s “frightening” the quantity of drugs in circulation.
Galway City Central Councillor Eddie Hoare who is a member of the Galway JPC says the high level of cocaine now in circulation in Galway is having major knock on effects.
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Glenamaddy Boil Water Notice is lifted
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Boil Water Notice issued for 800 households using the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect.
Irish Water says following consultation with the HSE, water in the areas of Glenamaddy, Cloonminda, Bushtown and the Knockmascahill Group Water Scheme is now safe to drink.
The notice was issued on 30 September due to a deterioration in raw water quality at Glenamaddy Water Treatment Plant.
Following a number of satisfactory water samples and confirmation that the water treatment plant had returned to normal operation, the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted.