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Micheál Martin says previous governments had cavalier attitude to the west

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says previous governments had a cavalier attitude to the west of Ireland.
Last evening, the government refuted claims that the Taoiseach blocked EU funding for Galway Airport and the Western Rail Corridor.
It’s after new documents revealed an application for EU funding for transport projects in the west and northwest was dropped during his tenure as Transport Minister.
Deputy Martin is in Salthill this afternoon to address Galway Chamber’s Spring Lunch, which gets underway in the next half hour.
The meeting will focus on Galway’s growth, and how it can become the best place for business, investment and people.
The networking event gets underway at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill at 12.30
Speaking about the EU Transport funding revelations, Michael Martin said the government in which Leo Varadkar was Transport Minister was very ‘Dublin-centric.’

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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Over €100m investments in ATU Galway and GRETB

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Over 100 million euro is being invested in ATU Galway and GRETB for two educational projects.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris announced the capital investments on his visit to the city today.

€77 million is going toward a new state-of-the-art campus for Galway Roscommon Educational Training Board in Wellpark

While ATU Galway is receiving €30m for a new multidisciplinary teaching and learning building on the Galway City Campus

Speaking at Galway Community College, Minister Harris, says the investment will increase capacity at both colleges:

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