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Michelle Murphy of Corofin officially co-opted to city council

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The newest member of the city council, Fine Gael’s Michelle Murphy, says she believes Galway can be at the forefront of economic development in this country.

The mother of two and manager at Briarhill based recruitment agency Collins McNicholas has been officially co-opted to the city council.

Speaking in the chamber, Michelle says she has been embedded in the city for almost 20 years, having also spent a number of years on the chamber council, and in her work in the Galway business and professional women’s club of which she is now PRO.

She added that Galway needs to put forward a united approach when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment and SME’s to Galway, and that she wanted to be part of the implementation of change going forward

Michelle who lives in Corofin with her husband Ralph and two young boys Aaron and Eoin has been selected to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of former Councillor Hildegarde Naughton to Seanad Éireann.

Fine Gael Senator Naughton was in the chamber for the official appointment, as were Michelle’s husband and two sons.

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Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.

The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.

It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.

But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt

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The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply

The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.

It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.

The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.

The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.

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