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Loughrea Primary Care Centre opens

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Loughrea’s Primary Care Centre has now opened its doors.
The facility on St. Brendan’s Campus on Lake Road in the town will serve a population of 15,000 people which will include a network service for Gort, Portumna and Eyrecourt.
Planning for the centre started in 2011 and has reached completion at a cost of €1m.
This involved refurbishing a section of the former St Brendan’s Community Nursing Unit.
The team includes public health nurses, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and speech and language therapists.
The HSE says this team will deliver services in an integrated manner as close to a person’s home as possible.
Other Primary Care Centres opened in the region in the last number of years include Galway City East, Athenry and Monksland.
Planning permission has also been granted for a new Primary Care Centre in Mountbellew.
It’s anticipated work will commence in the Autumn 2014 with completion in Spring of 2015.
Permission is also in place for a Primary Care Centre in Tuam with commencement due in late 2015.

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Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.

4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

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City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill

Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.

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Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.

The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.

As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.

Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.

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