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JFK’s nephew to walk through Galway city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The youngest son of United States Senator, Robert Kennedy, will take a walking tour through the city centre this afternoon.

Douglas Kennedy and his family will first appear at Kennedy Park in Eyre Square at noon.

It’s to mark the 50th anniversary of his uncle, John F Kennedy’s visit to the city in 1963.

Mayor of Galway, Terry O’Flaherty will welcome the Kennedy family back to Galway in the Sculpture Garden in Eyre Square at noon today.

Albert O’ Toole’s relief bust of President Kennedy will be on display on the plinth.

Mayor O’ Flaherty will officially welcome the Kennedy family and present Douglas Kennedy with some gifts.

He will then make a speech in response.

The party will then walk from Eyre Square through the city down to Tí Cóilí on Mainguard Street for an Irish coffee reception.

The Galway visit follows a special celebration last week where the Irish government and the Kennedys celebrated the 50th anniversary of JFK’s visit to Ireland with a celebration at the family’s ancestral home in County Wexford.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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