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Localised flooding possibility in Galway

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Localised areas of the city could be hit by flooding again this weekend.

The City Council has issued a high tide alert for tomorrow (Sun) and Monday.

The Council says the tidal event will not be driven by high winds or rainfall, so it’s not expected that we’ll see flooding like that experienced last month.

The main areas which could be affected are Spanish Arch in the city and Toft carpark in Salthill.

The high risk tides will be at 5.30 tomorrow morning (Sun), 5.55 tomorrow evening and 6am on Monday morning.

Gary McMahon from Galway City Council says people should put in flood defences but that it won’t be as bad as in the recent past:

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Claims Galway Ring Road case “defining moment” for national transport policy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An engineering expert says the Galway Ring Road case is a “defining moment” for national transport policy.

Brian Caulfield is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.

He says this can be seen as a test case – which effectively puts public transport up against private transport.

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

Speaking to Galway Talks, Professor Caulfield says he believes there needs to be massive investment in public transport outside Dublin.

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Galway registered over 2,000 new .ie websites in 2022

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 2,000 new .ie websites were registered by Galway organisations last year.

According to the .IE Domain Profile Report for 2022, Galway recorded the third highest level of such registrations.

Last year’s figures found there was an increase of almost 10 percent in .ie domain registered in Galway versus pre-pandemic.

Nationally, there were almost 50,000 new .ie domains registered, with around 10 percent of them in Connacht.

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Call for new public bus service between Ballinasloe and Athlone

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local senator is calling for a new public bus service to be established between Ballinasloe and Athlone.

Senator Aisling Dolan says while there are commercial operators on the route, there’s no service serving the old Galway Road through the town.

She argues it’s of vital importance given the location of Portiuncula Hospital.

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