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Funds proposed for revamp of site near Tuam stadium

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Galway bay fm newsroom –

Mayor of Tuam, Eamonn Kitt is proposing that before the Town Council is abolished it should give funds towards an amenity area at ‘Browne’s Field’ beside Tuam Stadium.

In response to a letter from residents in the St Enda’s Avenue, Barrack Street and Liam Mellows areas he suggested a grant of 5 thousand Euro.

However, while other members were supportive some said this figure was excessive as other groups were also seeking funding.

Town Manager Frank Gilmore said if the GAA, who would use the facility before matches as a ‘warming up’ area, came up with firm proposals and signed a lease regarding insurance some funds might be available for making this into an amenity area for the community as well as the GAA.

Mayor Eamonn Kitt wants funds to be made available before the Tuam Town Council ceases to exist next year

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.

Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.

Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.

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Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.

The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast

The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm

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