Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Breaking News

Demand fuels price hike in Galway student accommodation

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Students renting in Galway city are facing significant hikes in accommodation rates due to a lack of supply.
A report compiled by property website Daft shows third level students are encountering difficulty in finding suitable accommodation due to the current level of demand.
The average rate for a single room in the city is €275 – up 3 percent compared to last year.
The price of a three bed house is €927 – up 7 percent.
240 student properties in Galway were available at the beginning of this month on the Daft website, compared to 400 at the same time last year.

Breaking News

HSE defends use of Loughrea Hotel for Day Centre

Published

on

GBFM Newsroom – The HSE are defending the decision to place the Loughrea Day Centre services in the Loughrea Hotel for three days.

There has been backlash from some of the community, since it was announced the hotel would host the centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

[In a statement, the HSE confirmed they had to move the Seven Springs area in St Brendan’s due to a HIQA re-registration condition.

St. Brendan’s CNU required additional circulatory space for residents, meaning the space needed to be re-purposed.

The HSE agreed the Loughrea Hotel would be a satisfactory interim solution, and had sought to reconfigure the CNU to provide a permanent day service within the centre.

However HSE Estate advised this was not a feasible option due to the topography of the site, loss of bedroom space and construction challenges within the building.]

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Appeal lodged over refusal of Ballinasloe housing development (News 4)

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom- An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala over the refusal of a minor housing development in Ballinasloe.

The developer had applied to build six homes on an infill residential site in the existing Cuil Na Canalacht estate.

But county planners rejected the plan, finding it would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainability development of the area.

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala and a decision is due in January.

Ref: 314444

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Local TD says EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2ijn9n/eu_threating_ire_online-audio-convertercom_6qaqk.mp3

Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice says the EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

The European Commission said unless action is taken to half the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation, the state could be brought before the European Court of Justice.

It noted Ireland’s efforts so far but said the enforcement of bans appears to have stalled.

Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice says threatening legal action sours relations between the two parties:

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending