Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s hoped the successful design team for a major stadium development project at Galway Racecourse will be announced in January.
The project has a particular focus on the parade ring – and management say they want to create a stadium experience ‘unparalleled’ in Ireland.
It’s as the two-day Galway Races September Festival gets underway tomorrow.
As part of the €12 million re-development plan, the Parade Ring is set to be completely revamped with increased spectator capacity.
The Galway Race Committee says its aim to is create a stadium experience unparalleled in Ireland.
The project will also see new hospitality venues located underneath the main platform which will open up onto a new landscaped square.
It’s also envisioned that a new pavilion located to the south of the parade ring will accommodate a restaurant boasting panoramic views across the course and parade.
Other aspects of the development include the upgrading of the bookies ring and the creation of a new pre-parade ring to be used as an arrival for horses.
The project is part of an ongoing redevelopment plan which saw the opening of the new ‘Wilson Lynch Building’ at this year’s Summer Festival.
It’s expected a design team will be announced in January following the completion of the tender process, which is underway since earlier this year.
County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.
Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.
This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.
Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.
University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.
They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.
It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.
Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.
Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.
Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.
She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.
Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.