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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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Water outage in west side of city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Households and businesses in the west of the city are without water today.

It’s due to a burst watermain on the Letteragh Road.

Irish Water says crews are working to repair the significant burst as quickly and as safely as possible.

Repairs are expected to be completed by 7 this evening.

Areas affected include Salthill, Lower Salthill, Dominick Street and West End of City Centre, Newcastle, University Road, St Mary’s Road, Taylor’s Hill, Kingston and southern end of Knocknacarra and surrounding areas.

The public is advised that supply to UHG is independent and will remain unaffected by the incident.

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143 cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals today as pressure continues on the health service nationwide.

131 Coronavirus patients are being treated at UHG, while 12 patients are attending Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe.

The intensive care unit at UHG is treating 10 COVID-19 patients – with two patients being treated for the virus in the ICU at Portiuncula Hospital.

It comes as over 2,000 people with COVID-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

HSE CEO Paul Reid says healthcare workers are trying hard to remain in control.

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Galway records 11% drop in new company registrations

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway recorded an 11 percent drop in new company registrations last year.

806 were recorded in the city and county in the 12 month period compared to 897 in 2019.

25 insolvencies were recorded in Galway in the period.

There’s been a national drop of 4 percent in the number of start-up firms in 2020.

CRIF Vision-net says 21,924 new companies were registered last year, the lowest figure since 2016.

Of the 26 counties in the Republic, 24 saw a drop in new firm start-ups.

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