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More time to submit further information on Galway Docks proposal

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Harbour Company has asked An Bord Pleanála for more time to submit further information about the expansion of Galway Docks.
At the end of May the planning authority requested the Harbour Company to submit more information before a deadline of September 1st.
The Harbour Company applied to An Bord Pleanála have the deadline extended to submit further information.
It now has to submit more information about the major docks redevelopment by October 16th, with a final decision by An Bord Pleanála expected by November 28th.
There have been more than 100 submissions on the proposed plans from groups such as C.I.E and Galway City Business Association and politicians such as Éamon Ó Cuív and Micheál Kitt.
Galway County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta have also lodged submissions to the multi-million euro docks plans which would allow the port to cater for much larger vessels.

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Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.

Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.

Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.

CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.

Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,

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First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.

The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.

David Nevin has more.

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HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.

The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.

The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.

Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.

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