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Department urged to provide funding for Claregalway road

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The Department of Transport needs to prioritise the Claregalway Relief Road as a matter of urgency.

That’s according to Councillor Jim Cuddy who has been responding to numerous complaints from motorists and residents about delays through the village.

He says that the County Council is working on the design stage of the relief road at present, when it should be at construction stage.

Long delays are being experienced by motorists through the village not only at peak times, but throughout the day.

 

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Gardai investigating vandalism to road signs in Claran and Headford

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai are investigating significant damage caused to road signs in the Claran and Headford areas over the weekend.

That’s according to Councillor Andrew Reddington, who says the damage was clearly caused by the front loader of a tractor.

He claims road signs in a number of locations have been damaged, buckled and even completely uprooted in some cases.

Fine Gael Councillor Reddington has an appeal to the parents of young people who are driving around late at night with tractors..

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Portiuncula Hospital records first confirmed case of COVID-19 in two weeks

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in two weeks.

According to the latest HSE figures, there’s just one coronavirus patient being treated at the east Galway facility this lunchtime.

A further four COVID-19 patients are attending UHG today, while there are an additional five hospital patients awaiting coronavirus test results at the city’s main hospital.

Nationwide there are 292 confirmed cases of the virus in Irish hospitals.

Meanwhile, 31 patients are attending ICU while 20 of these patients are being treated on ventilators.

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Consortium involving GMIT to apply for Technological University status before year end

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An application for technological university status is expected from GMIT, Sligo and Letterkenny, by the end of the year.

Last month, €5.7 million was allocated to the Connacht Ulster Alliance consortium in a bid to assist with the application for the designation.

It comes as the Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has announced Athlone and Limerick institutes of technology are applying for TU status today.

Minister of State for Further Education Niall Collins says it’ll provide many educational opportunities for students in the region.

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