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Major city commercial property sells at auction for five times guide price

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A prominent commercial property at Tuam Road in the city has sold at auction for five times its guide price.
A portion of Northpoint sold for 2.25 million euor at a BidX1 auction.
The property, which had been guided at 400 thousand euro, comprises 7 retail warehouse units, 3 warehouses and 6 office units over several floors.
Just one retail warehouse was tenanted at a 30 thousand euro annual lease.
The property also includes 240 basement parking spaces and a further 190 surface spaces.
It was built by Galway property developers Tom Considine and Paddy Sweeney who were also involved in one of the biggest property deals of the boom- the purchase of Millenium Park in Naas for 312 million euro.
According to today’s Irish Independent, the Northpoint property sold at auction in recent days for 2.25 million euro.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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