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

Breaking News

Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road

Published

on

The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.

Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a protest along the Pier road this afternoon.

His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.

The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.

Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide on the road

Breaking News

Local TD critical of public-private partnership to deliver large infrastructure projects

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/35j8kb/farrell.mp3

A local TD is voicing criticism of the model of public-private partnership to deliver large public infrastructure projects.

A PPP is an arrangement between a public authority and a private partner designed to deliver a public infrastructure project and service under a long-term contract.

It’s used in areas including social housing, healthcare and education.

Deputy Mairead Farrell says this model of delivery is supposed to deliver better value for money and greater efficiency.

But, Galway West Sinn Féin Deputy Farrell says this simply is not happening in many cases,

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Uber taxi service launches in Galway

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – From today people in Galway will be able to book a taxi through Uber, making it the third city Uber has launched in Ireland outside Dublin. 

The US-based firm says the launch is a response to a significant increase in demand in Galway, with thousands of local residents opening the Uber app in recent months.

The first drivers are already on the road and Uber says it aims to bring at least 100 drivers onto the platform by the end of the year. 

Uber was founded in 2009 and now operates in 72 countries and over 10 thousand cities.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Cabinet approval for surgical hub for Galway and site for new elective hospital

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jpivmp/CLIP_BIG91w17.mp3

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Cabinet has today approved a new surgical hub for Galway – and given the green light for a site at Merlin Park to be used for a new elective hospital.

The surgical hub will focus on high volume surgeries like ear, nose and throat issues, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and general surgery.

A similar hub operating in Tallaght has reported a 90 per cent reduction in patients waiting more than three months for procedures.

While Merlin Park was already understood to be the location for a new elective hospital, it’s now officially been rubber-stamped.

Galway West TD and Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton says what’s important now, is that we keep the ball rolling.

While there are no firm details on the now-approved surgical hub in Galway, Minister Naughton says it will also be a very important facility.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending