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Hope for Galway farmers as Agriculture Minister announces review of fodder supply

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has announced an immediate review of fodder supplies and identification of possible measures to increase fodder availability.
This follows a meeting of Department officials with Teagasc and the main co-ops that took place last week and is convened to meet again tomorrow, 4th April, following what has been a difficult weekend.
This group is ensuring a co-ordinated approach to the issue and will also look at the availability of fodder including possible recourse to the option of imports, should it be required.
Minister Creed says where there had been regional difficulties with fodder availability previously, the recent poor weather, coupled with poor grass growth has delayed turnout of animals across the country, and this is putting pressure on fodder supplies across a number of regions.
Department of Agriculture officials met with Teagasc and the major co-operatives last week to ensure co-ordinated advisory support for farmers.”
IFA President Joe Healy says the weather over the Easter Weekend has left farmers reeling at a time when they needed a period of good weather to get things moving.
Joe Healy, who runs his own farm in Athenry, says the situation is close to a national emergency.
He has been stressing the need for for supports for farmers following unprecedented weather events in recent months.

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Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.

The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.

The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.

At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.

City planners are due to make a decision in January.

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Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.

Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.

Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

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Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.

Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.

The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.

Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.

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