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Luke Ming Flanagan to host Galway debate over Irish neutrality

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – MEP for Midlands Northwest Luke Ming Flanagan is to host a public meeting in the city this week to discuss Irish neutrality.
The event entiled ‘Are we heading towards an EU army?’ will be held in the NUIG ILAS building on Thursday evening at 7 (08/11).
It’s set to explore issues of Irish neutrality, Permanent Structured Cooperation and EU militarisation.
Speakers include Dail Deputies Clare Daly, Mick Wallace, Thomas Pringle and Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.
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Refusal for padel tennis courts in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a number of padel tennis courts in Oranmore have been turned down.

The plans, led by Galway Paddel Club, would have seen 5 courts constructed at Deerpark.

There would also have been changing room facilities, offices and car parking provided.

But county planners have rejected the project, because the site earmarked is located on industrial zoned lands.

They noted leisure/reactional use is not usually permitted, and were not satisfied the proposed development is an efficient use of such lands.

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2 year suspension of bone density scans at Portiuncula Hospital described as “crazy situation”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Denis Naughten says it’s “crazy” that bone density scans have been suspended at Portiuncula Hospital for over two years.

Deputy Naughten expects the service to return next month, when the broken scanner is due to be replaced.

Almost 1,000 people are on the waiting list for a bone density scan at the hospital, with just 90 referred to other hospitals.

Of those awaiting a scan, 658 people have been waiting more than 18 months – and Deputy Naughten describes the implications this is having:

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Demand for action after sewage flows down busy street in Gort

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – There’s a renewed call for immediate action on “revolting” and long-running sewage issues in Gort town.

It’s after last night, sewage from a manhole was flowing down the street opposite SuperValu in the town.

Councillor Joe Byrne says there’s been a persistent and disgusting odour in the town over the past 12 months, and some residents are unable to even open windows.

He argues Irish Water have failed to take action during that time – and have not engaged with local representatives.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Councillor Byrne thinks the latest incident is the straw that’s broken the camel’s back.

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