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Major step forward for proposed city bypass and N59 upgrade

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The proposed city bypass is currently being considered by the Department of Public Expenditure after getting the green light from the Department of Transport.
The business case and the cost-benefit analysis the Galway Ring Road Project has now been approved.
All infrastructure projects of €100 million or more must go before the Government for ultimate approval.
Junior Minister Sean Kyne says he’s hopeful the major project will go ahead.
The method statements for work on the N59 between Bunakill and Maam Cross have finally agreed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the major upgrade but a condition was attached that the NPWS would first have to be in agreement with the work plan before the commencement of the project.
After long delays, the statements have now been approved for the necessary ground investigation works.

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Increased Garda presence across city in light of recent assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s now an increased Garda presence across Galway city in light of the recent level of serious assaults.

At this week’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said assaults causing harm are a serious concern.

He said Gardaí are putting resources into tackling the issue, and foot patrols have been increased.

But it was noted that more Gardaí on the beat means some other specialist units are having to make do with less resources.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says there will be a highly visible presence in the city for the rest of this month.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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Gardai to ramp up checkpoints across city in run-up to Christmas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Gardai are to ramp up checkpoints across the city in the run-up to Christmas.

Over the next few weeks, they aim to carry out over 1,500 checkpoints to test for alcohol and drugs.

This afternoon’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee heard that drug-driving is becoming far more common.

Roadside tests can now detect a far greater range of drugs than before, and in a much faster timeframe.

Garda Chief Superintendant Gerry Roche had this to say following the meeting.

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