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Housing Minister expected to announce €15m for city social housing development

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Housing Minister is expected to next week announce €15 million in funding for a major social housing development in the city.
The project will comprise almost 70 homes and is earmarked for the Headford Road.

It’s understood the social housing development at an as-of-yet unspecified location at Headford Road will consist of 33 two-bed units, 32 3-bed units and four 4-bed units.
Funding of €15 million for the project will be allocated to Galway City Council under the Government’s Local Authority Housing Construction Programme.
Full details of the project will be revealed next week, when Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy officially approves the funding.
Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton says there will be significantly more funding allocated to Galway in the near future for the provision of housing.
The Fine Gael Deputy says the City Council is at an ‘advanced stage’ in identifying other areas where the Government will fund social housing.

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Senator claims barriers to Galway Ring Road will cause huge implications for other infrastructure projects

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local senator Ollie Crowe is claiming that the barriers facing the Galway Ring Road will result in huge implications for other infrastructure projects.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Fianna Fáil Senator is slamming the current road network in Galway as “not fit for purpose” and says the ring road is a “substantial piece of the jigsaw” to fix that.

Senator Crowe outlines how he believes the Climate Action Plan will cause more problems down the line:

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Galway TY students invited to attend real estate work experience course

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transition Year students in Galway interested in real estate are invited to attend a virtual work experience course.

DNG is hosting 3rd level colege presentations, online auctions and an auctioneering and property services apprenticeship programme.

500 students are expected to sign up the the programme, with over 1,000 students taking part over the past two years.

The course will take place from Wednesday to Friday of next week, and registration is on ty.dng.ie

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€4.4m funding for ‘Shape-shifting’ implant medical device led by University of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – €4.4m in funding has been awarded for a ‘shape-shifting’ implanted medical device led by University of Galway.

The funding from the European Union is for the SMARTSHAPE project – which aims to provide continuous blood pressure monitoring.

Hypertension is the leading global contributor to premature death – but there is no clinical standard of monitoring beat-to-beat blood pressure outside hospital settings.

The SMARTSHAPE consortium is led by Professor William Wijns, Research Professor in Interventional Cardiology at University of Galway’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Professor Wijns explains how this device will benefit patients

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