Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Bay fm sport has been honoured at the All Ireland IMRO radio awards.
The ‘Over the Line’ programme picked up a Silver Award in the hotly contested Local Radio sports programme category.
Since it started in March the Monday and Friday night show, presented by Gerry Murphy, John Mulligan, Barry Cullinane and George McDonagh has proved hugely popular with listeners.
It has regular contributions from local and national experts on all sports as well as the ‘On the Verge’ pub sports quiz that captured the county’s imagination.
Speaking from the awards ceremony in Kilkenny Head of Sport Ollie Turner said it was a great achievement for a small but dedicated team to be rewarded by a national panel of judges for truly incisive, interesting sports radio.
Approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has granted approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue.
The development is led by crown Square Developments Ltd and would be located at Monivea Road and Joyces Road.
The development consists of several blocks of varying heights – the tallest buildings will have ten floors and stand 30 metres above ground level at Monivea Road.
The project includes 240 two-bed units, 86 single-bed units, and 19 three-bed units.
Also in the plans is a commercial scheme which will feature retail and pharmacy units, a fitness and leisure centre, a primary care medical centre and a creche.
Access and parking arrangements for the proposed housing would be integrated with the office and hotel development authorised on the western part of the site, which’ll also have parking space for 1,200 bicycles.
An Bord Pleanála has now approved the plans with 19 conditions attached.
UHG has 2nd highest number of Covid-19 patients nationwide today
Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG has the second highest number of COVID-19 patients nationwide today.
There are 25 patients with the virus at the city hospital – behind Cork University Hospital at 29.
Nationally, 288 COVID-positive patients are in hospitals today with 67 in ICUs.
It’s a slight fall on yesterday’s total and is 12 percent down on last Friday.
Today’s UHG figure OF 25 is a considerable reduction on the figure of 32 recorded this day last week.
UHG has consistently had one of the highest figures nationwide in recent weeks, and has also been dealing with significant overcrowding issues.
Meanwhile, there is a single COVID-19 patient at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe today – the exact same figure as was recorded this day last week.
CSO seeking field supervisors across Galway for 2022 Cenus
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Central Statistics Office is seeking field supervisors across Galway for next year’s Census.
It’s particularly seeking applicants from Galway City Centre, Headford, Portumna and Tuam.
The full time positions will last from January to May, and people will work from their own home managing a small team.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, September 21st and further details are available at CSO.ie.
Kathleen Goulding of the CSO has been outlining who they’re looking for – tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour