Galway Bay fm newsroom – An appeal in relation to a multi-million euro retail development at Westside in the city has been lodged to An Bord Pleanála.
Permission was granted to T O’ Higgins and Company Limited for the development at Séamus Quirke Road, with 30 conditions attached.
Now the applicant is appealing conditions of the planning, while local residents are objecting to the development entirely.
The retail development at the former T O’ Higgins manufacturing facility in Rahoon will include a café/restaurant, licenced premises, parking, roads and an anchor supermarket.
A planning condition of the local authority was that a public road must be built through the site, at an estimated cost of 3 and a half million euro.
It was mooted that Tesco would become the anchor tenant for the supermarket, however those plans are in doubt since the original proposal was scaled down.
An Bord Pleanála is now assessing the appeals from 9 different individuals and groups and is expected to make a final decision on the Rahoon development in October.
Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.
Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.
Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.
The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.
The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,
Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.
Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.
The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.
The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.
Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today: