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Funding secured for sports programmes at 17 Connemara schools

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been secured to run an exercise and sports programme in 17 schools across Connemara.
Muintearas Teo has been allocated almost 70-thousand euro in funding to run the programme for the 2018/2019 school year in primary schools across the region.
Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh says the programme offers additional assistance to schools to provide children with language acquisition and enrichment opportunity.
CEO of Muintearas Teo, Sean O Coistealbha, says they hope to expand the programme in the future.

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Night-time water restrictions lifted on Inis Oirr

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Galway bay fm newsroom:

Night-time water restrictions are to be lifted on Inis Oirr with immediate effect.

The restrictions were imposed in May in a bid to ensure a continuous daily water supply was available for residents and businesses.

Water reserves on the island have since recovered following rainfall over the past six weeks.

Irish Water says this is sufficient to ensure a continuous water supply into the autumn.

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Blackrock Diving Tower shuts down over social distancing concerns

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council has shut down Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill as concerns over a lack of social distancing mount.

The closure came into effect this afternoon following consultation between city officials and the gardaí in Salthill.

The local authority says the decision was made due to large crowds gathering at the amenity without social distancing.

It comes as Galway recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 day period.

Meanwhile, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn has warned that the public needs to be vigilant as the virus continues to spread to all areas of the country.

Spokesperson for Galway City Council, Gary McMahon says the facility will remain closed for the foreseeable future and the closure will be reviewed on an ongoing business.

To hear from Gary McMahon, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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Galway East publicans gather in Milltown in call for clear pathway to reopening

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Publicans from across East Galway gathered in Milltown last night in a call for clarity on a pathway to reopening.

The meeting was one of a series being held nationwide by regional branches of the Vintners Federation of Ireland.

The agenda featured an address by Galway East’s three TDs – Minister Anne Rabbitte, Deputy Ciaran Cannon and Deputy Sean Canney and was also attended by Senator Ollie Crowe.

Publicans called for action on the need for a pathway back to reopening as well as a weekly support package to offset the fixed cost of being closed.

The Galway West branch of the VFI are set to meet tomorrow.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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