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New city cemetery to cost up to €2m

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s been revealed a new cemetery for Galway City could cost up to €2 million.
However, despite an urgent need for space, the City Council is encountering difficulties in securing suitable land.
Meanwhile, the local authority is set to undertake works to extend Rahoon Cemetery early next year.
For a considerable time, the City Council has been seeking lands to accommodate a new cemetery within the city boundaries.
At this week’s meeting of the local authority, City CEO Brendan McGrath admitted it has been a difficult process and there is now an urgent need to secure new land.
Testing is currently being carried out on three identified sites – while a number of potential sites have already been ruled out due to unsuitable ground conditions.
It’s estimated the total cost of a new cemetery would be between €1.5 and €2 million, including the cost of land acquisition.
Meanwhile, the City Council is preparing to proceed with an extension at Rahoon Cemetery – with works to get underway in the first quarter of next year.

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Vodafone secures permission to replace telecommunications infrastructure in Oranmore with larger structure

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Vodafone Ireland has secured planning permission to replace a telecommunications structure on Main Street in Oranmore with a taller piece of infrastructure.

An Bord Pleanála has given the project the green light subject to six conditions.

The project led by Vodafone Ireland Limited seeks to remove an existing 15 metres telecommunications support structure and replace it with a new 24 metre unit.

County Planners refused the application in February citing concerns including that the development would be visually obtrusive, would seriously injure the amenities if the area and the value of property in the vicinity.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned the county council decision in granting permission with revised conditions.

One states the mast and all associated antennas and equipment are removed from the site when no longer required.

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Protest in Galway City this afternoon in opposition to British Government legacy proposals

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Galway city this afternoon in opposition to the British Government’s legacy proposals.

The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are behind the National Day of Action against the proposed amnesty preventing prosecutions for conflict related offences.

Sinn Féin Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell will be the guest speaker at the Galway protest which takes place in Eyre Square at 2pm.

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Man missing from Athenry found safe and well

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man missing from Athenry has been found safe and well

39 year old Nicholas Crouch had been missing since Monday

Gardai have confirmed that he has been found, and is safe and well

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