PLANS to improve the public lighting along Lenaboy Avenue in Salthill could help deal with with anti social behaviour in the area according to a member of the city council.
The improved public lighting is expected to be in place by the end of this month according to a letter to a number of City Councillors from Galway City Council.
The letter was sent to Councillors Niall McNelis, Catherine Connolly, Donal Lyons, Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Keane.
Cllr Mc Nelis says the move comes following representations from all the local elected representatives from the west ward of the City Council on behalf of the residents and it will help with anti social behaviour in the area.
He added that it is also the wish of the residents, and the councillors, that policing is stepped up in Salthill to target youth street drinking.
Cllr McNelis says Salthill is a unique area attracting tourists to the city but the business community needs support to make it more family friendly all year round, and as a residential area there is also a need to make residents feel happy and safe in there homes and surroundings.
Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.
The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.
Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.
TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.
Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.
It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.
The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.
Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.
AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.
The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.
Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk: