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Crowds gather in city and Salthill for Ed Sheeran concert

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Salthill is gearing up to host the first of two massive Ed Sheeran concerts tonight.
Thousands of fans are gathering in the city and Salthill village this afternoon ahead of the highly-anticipated gig.

Over 100 Gardaí are on standby in the city and Salthill this afternoon as thousands of Ed Sheeran fans arrive in Galway.
Ed Sheeran is playing the first of his two Galway concerts at Pearse Stadium tonight.
Traffic across the city, and on the approach to Galway, is building this afternoon – and motorists are reminded that there are significant road closures in place in the west of the city.
The 5 kilometer cordon perimeter is along the prom to threadneedle road, along kingston/taylors hill to rosary lane and lower salthill.
There’ll be restricted access to every route within this perimeter – but the main roads around the cordoned area are all open.
Full details of public transport, parking, ticket entrances, and access for people with disabilities are available at garda.ie.
Galway Bay fm will be keeping you up to date across the weekend with live reports and social media updates from Salthill.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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