Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of spaces available on the Rural Social Scheme in Connemara is just a fraction of what’s needed.
That’s according to Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv, who says Galway has the third highest number of farmers in receipt of Farm Assist nationwide at 659.
However, he’s pointing out that there are just 36 spaces on the RSS in the whole of the non-Gaeltacht part of Connemara, which has a large number of farmers.
The Galway West Fianna Fail TD argues additional places must be made available to community development company FORUM Connemara.
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Refusal of Clifden housing development appealed to An Bord Pleanala
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The refusal of a housing development in Clifden has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
The project, led by TML Properties, would see 27 homes constructed at St. Anne’s Road on the north side of the town.
County planners turned down the proposals in October, citing concerns over the potential impact on the local habitat.
That decisions been appealed to An Bord Pleanala, with a decision due in March.
TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say: