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Four councillors pledge to vote against rezoning of Westwood Hotel site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Four city councillors have pledged to support a local campaign to save the Westwood Hotel in Newcastle.
A public meeting took place last evening in Bushypark to discuss the campaign.
The Westwood Hotel has been purchased by the Ziggurat Student Investment Fund – which ultimately plans to replace the hotel with high-end student accomodation.
Business will continue as normal until January – after which point the new owners hope to demolish the current building and construct accommodation to cater for up to 400 students.
Local residents are unhappy with the proposed development – and next week’s meeting is being described as the latest step in a campaign to save the existing hotel.
Councillors Ollie Crowe, Peter Keane, Frank Fahy and Mark Lohan have all pledged to vote against any re-zoning of the site.

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HSE to meet with local representatives on future of Clifden District Hospital

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – HSE management are to meet with local representatives on Monday where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

It’s understood the issue relates to lack of staff – Galway Bay FM News has contacted the HSE for clarification but as of this morning has not received a response.

Councillor Eileen Mannion also confirmed that a public meeting on the future of the hospital will take place tomorrow afternoon.

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Green Light given for expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – County planners have given the green light for an expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore.

The plan will see the construction of an 889Sqm extension to the existing light industrial unit at Deerpark industrial estate.

The Coen group has been trading for over 100 years, and has its manufacturing facility in Oranmore as well as landing and holding facilities in Belfast Limerick and Louth.

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Decision to move services from Clifden District Hospital astonishing says Galway Deputy

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The decision by the HSE to move services from Clifden District Hospital has been met with astonishment by Galway Sinn Fein Deputy Mairéad Farrell.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News in the last half an hour, Deputy Farrell said that these services are needed in the community and that this development is really concering

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