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GARDA HELICOPTER TO ASSIST WITH GALWAY GORSE FIRES

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The Garda helicopter is on its way to Galway to assist fire services battling gorse fires.

Emergency services are attempting to contain several fires in the Galway West area this evening, however there are currently no homes in danger.

A gorse fire is being attended to in Baile An TSléibhe by two units while one unit is also battling a blaze in Knockarassar in Moycullen.

Galway Bay fm News reports a unit is also making its way to Boley Beg East on the Rahoon Road where a bog fire has also been reported.

However, a fire at Park East in Spiddal has now been brought under control.

Meanwhile, the Spiddal to Moycullen road is currently impassable through the mountain road and Gardaí are attempting to divert traffic away from the area.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible because of the volume of smoke in the area.

The Garda helicopter will assist the fire services in methods of tackling the fires.

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Dáil hears no progress since 2008 on bus corridor from Claregalway into city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Dáil has heard that there appears to be no progress made since 2008 on a bus corridor between Claregalway and Galway City.

Deputy Sean Canney argues there’s been numerous feasibility studies and surveys carried out, yet nothing has happened.

He said he cannot understand the lack of progress, especially considering there is no land required to complete the project.

Deputy Canney said we cannot blame people for using cars when we’re doing nothing to provide or improve public transport options.

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Irish Water launches public consultation on regional plan for North West Region

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Irish Water is beginning a public consultation on a draft Regional Water Resource plan for the North West Region

The plan will affect 210,000 Irish Water customers in county Galway, and aims to provide a more reliable water supply over the next 25 years.

The public consultation period will run until February 21st of next year – and plans are available to view on water.ie

Mairéad Conlon, Regional Water Resources Strategy Lead for Irish Water, outlines their plans for some of Galway’s regional water networks.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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