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Knock Airport rows back on future collaboration with Galway Airport

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Management at Knock airport has rowed back on considering future commercial collaboration with Galway Airport.
Following a presentation at this week’s meeting of Galway County Council, members were asked to consider investing in the future of Knock Airport.
Councillor James Charity asked if there was a possibility of a future collaboration with Galway Airport which would see passenger services operating out of the Carnmore facility.
He was told that Knock Airport is ‘open to suggestions,’ and willing to sit down and discuss options with the owners of Galway Airport.
However, in a statement issued this morning, Knock Airport has rowed back on this committment, saying that it’s not in its remit or part of any future development plans.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Marketing Manager at Knock Airport Donal Healy says while they’re willing to discuss business practices, aviation services are off the cards.

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Eamon Ryan’s mother died suddenly while holidaying on Inishbofin

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Green party leader Eamon Ryan is in mourning after his mother died suddenly while on holiday.

The Irish Independent reports that Mary Ryan had an accident while holidaying on Inishbofin off the coast of Galway.

She was airlifted to Galway University Hospital where she died on Tuesday.

A death notice on RIP.ie says Mrs. Ryan, who lived in Sandycove in Dublin, died ‘unexpectedly but peacefully’.

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Plans for housing development in Claregalway turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a housing development in Claregalway have been turned down.

The project, led by Donald Walsh, proposed the construction of 12 units at a site that originally formed part of the Gleann Mhuiris housing development.

It envisioned access to the mix of 4-bed, 3-bed and 2-bed units would be through the existing estate off the Oranmore Road.

However, planners have rejected the proposal, finding it’s not compatiable with objectives contained within the current County Development Plan.

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Galway farmers and fishermen among top beneficiaries of social welfare assistance last year

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Gawlway Bay fm newsroom – Galway farmers and fishermen among top beneficiaries of social welfare assistance last year.

874 were on either the Farm Assist or Rural Social Scheme in Galway in 2021.

Farm Assist is a payment to low-income farmers, capped at 208 euro per week.

The Rural Social Scheme is a similar support, aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen.

The Department of Social Protection says 5,004 people benefited from Farm Assist last year – and 2,981 were on the Rural Social Scheme.

Nationwide, almost 8,000 low-income farmers and fishermen beneffited, with the most in Mayo at almost 1,400.

That was followed closely by Donegal at 1,272, with Galway having the third most on either payment.

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