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Go ahead for first crematorium in West in Ballinasloe

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The first Crematorium in the West of Ireland is to be located in Ballinasloe and should be built by the end of the year or early next year

An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the facility at Garbally Demesne, alongside the N6 old Ballinasloe-Loughrea road.

Work will start later this year on the €4m, 660 sq.m. single storey centre

It will be on a twenty-acre green field site and is expected to provide employment for up to ten people.

It will be a non-denominational facility which will offer an alternative to traditional burials in Ireland and help deal with the shortage of graveyard space.

In addition to the Crematorium, planning permission has also been granted for a reflection room, memorial gardens, walkways and memorial wall

The Crematorium facility will operate seven days a week between the hours of 9.30a.m. and 5p.m.

Kevin Tuohy of BKT Construction told FYI Galway people have to travel to either Dublin or Cork for cremation services and he believes this centre will save families suffering bereavements in the West, North-west and Midlands areas substantial costs. 

 

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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
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Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

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Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

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