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Galway to consider bid to achieve purple flag status

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Securing ‘purple flag’ status for Galway would be an accreditation that can be used to market the city and assist with efforts in a planned bid for European City of Culture.

That’s the view of City Manager Brendan McGrath whose comments followed a presentation on the initiative which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town centres at night.

Dublin and Ennis have already achieved the accreditation as well as 40 towns and cities across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Organisers, the Association of Town and City Centre Management, say the scheme can lead to a growth in tourism, a reduction in crime and a cleaner city.

A workshop is to be held in early March (06/03) as the next step in the process.

Cllr Nuala Nolan raised concerns that lighting in the city must be improved to make the city safer while Cllr Neil McNelis said the initiative could assist in the development of Salthill at night-time.

The scheme was proposed by Cllr Donal Lyons and seconded by Cllr Collette Connolly following the presentation last evening.

Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Carmen Cronin, Manager of Purple Flag Ireland said the accreditation can help to promote Galway further and increase night time footfall.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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