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Growing concern about lack of English language motorway signage for Claregalway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The county council has been lambasted about the lack of signage on the motorway indicating the exit for Claregalway.
Claregalway is in a gaeltacht area, therefore the place name must be indicated in Irish on road signage.
However local councillors argue that many people don’t know that Baile Chláir means Claregalway and therefore are missing the exit for the area.
Local TDs have been called on to lobby Transport Infrastructure Ireland to allow the english version of Claregalway appear on motorway signage.
At a meeting of the Athenry/Oranmore Municipal District, Councillor Frank Kearney said it’s ‘appalling’ if the county council signed off on such signage and was complicit in it only having the Irish placename for Claregalway.
He wants the council to make a submission to Minister of State for the Gaeltact, Joe McHugh again, imploring him to allow English language signage be erected.
Cllr. Kearney said if something isn’t done, locals will have to go out themselves and erect temporary signs.
The Fine Gael councillor also raised concern that towns and villages along the N63 have been completely ignored in terms of signage off the new M17-M18 motorway.
Roscommon is the only town on the N63 mentioned with places such as Mountbellew, Moylough, Abbeyknockmoy and Turloughmore left out.

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294 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Health officials have confirmed 294 new cases of Covid-19 here.

39 patients are currently in hospital with the virus, down 14 in 24 hours.

It’s the lowest number of Covid patients in hospital since September 1st.

While 13 people are in ICU, unchanged on yesterday.

There are no local figures available due to continuing issues relating to the cyberattack on the HSE.

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Online survey launched on future development of Oranmore area

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An online survey has been launched to find out what improvements the public in Oranmore want to see in the village and the surrounding areas.

The document has been commissioned by the MÓR Action group which is looking for people of all ages to have their say on the future development of community spaces.

The local group says once all the responses are gathered they’ll be presented to the County Council and elected representatives.

MÓR Action has confirmed that the survey was developed because the County Council said it was finding it difficult to engage with the community due to the diverse range of groups and interests in Oranmore.

It comes as Oranmore was recently awarded €100,000 in Council funding for public realm enhancements in the village.

A link for the survey is available on MÓR Action’s social media accounts and it will remain open until July 16.

The group’s spokesperson Caroline Rowan says the survey gives locals the chance to have their say on how the public realm funding can be best used in the community.

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1,400 fewer people claiming PUP in Galway this week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 1,400 fewer people will claim the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in Galway this week.

13,218 people will receive the payment today – compared to 14,683 this day last week.

It comes as the number of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment nationwide is at its lowest level since last October.

Just over 244,000 people received the payment today, which is 23,000 fewer than last week.

The payment will close to new applicants at the end of this month.

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