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Gardai advise Galway motorists to exercise caution on roads

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Galway Bay fm newsroom -Gardaí are advising motorists to be cautious this morning following several crashes around the county.
Sleet and snow overnight, which froze over caused treacherous road conditions this morning, particularly on local roads.
There are delays on the Curragh Line, Headford Road as cars were abandoned following several minor crashes overnight.
There is also a minor collision between two vehicles near Clonboo this morning.
Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of two separate collisions near Tom Doyle Motors on the old Dublin Road just outside Loughrea.
Ambulances are in attendance although no-one has been seriously injured.
Gardaí are advising motorists to be cautious approaching the area.
Gardaí are also at the scene of a single vehicle collision at the junction of Ballyduggan and Kilrickle, on the Portumna side.
There are no reports of serious injury but motorists are advised to avoid the area until a tow truck comes to clear the scene.

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4,731 cases of Covid-19 confirmed through PCR tests

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A further 4,731 cases of Covid 19 through PCR test have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

There have also been 3,395 cases registered through a positive antigen test online.

The five day moving average has dropped to 10,519 – down from 11, 231 yesterday.

Currently in Irish hospitals there are 845 people with the virus, 79 of whom are in intensive care.

The UK’s recorded a further 74-thousand-799 Covid cases in the latest 24-hour period.

That’s slightly down on yesterday’s official daily figures.

75 more people have died within 28 days of a positive test.

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An Bord Pleanála considering proposal for strategic housing development in Oranmore

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – An Bord Pleanála is considering a proposal for a strategic housing development in Oranmore, which would involve 101 apartments.

The development at a site at Station Road, Carrowmoneash would also involve a creche facility.

Torca Construction Limited is leading the application for the development which would span over five blocks.

Two of the blocks would be four-storey, while the remaining three would be built as three-storey.

The plan also provides for a detached creche facility including a secure outdoor play area, as well as 133 car parking spaces.

There would also be a central landscaped courtyard and public open space with bicycle parking.

An Bord Pleanála is due to issue its decision in April.

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LISTEN: Councillor Seeks In-Person Public Consultation on Salthill Cycleway Proposals

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – In-Person workshops could ease frustration with online consultation process over the proposal to develop cycle lanes in Salthill.

That is the opinion of Fianna Fail Councillor John Connolly who has called on Galway City Council to use Leisureland to host information workshops on the proposals.

He argues that while the opportunity is there for the proposals to be seen online, he has been contacted by residents who have been frustrated by the online process and there is now an opportunity to hold in person public consultations which will be more comprehensive, meaningful and informative on the proposal and options for the cycle way:

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