Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been approved for 11 Gaeltacht projects in Galway which have the potential to create up to 50 jobs.
Údarás na Gaeltachta has approved more than half a million euro for the Galway projects.
The largest allocation of 90 thousand euro goes to Comharchumann Forbartha Árann Teo, while Comhar Caomhán Teo gets 88 thousand euro.
A further 57 thousand euro has been allocated to Comharchumann Shailearna Teo and 54 thousand for Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach Teo.
Both Comharchumann Mhic Dara Teo and Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo will receive 52 thousand euro each.
The funding was approved at an Údarás na Gaeltachta board meeting in An Cheathrú Rua.
A further 1.6 million euro was approved for 30 public organisations throughout the Gaeltacht to support them in the implementation of their annual work plans.
Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.
The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.
A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.
University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.
The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.
They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.
Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.
Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.
Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.
Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.
He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.