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NUIG in public drive to help shape university’s future

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is seeking the public’s assistance as part of its drive to shape the university’s future.

It’s part of an online discussion called ‘Imagine NUI Galway’ which aims to inform strategy over the next five years.

Students, staff, alumni and the general public are invited to log on to imagine.nuigalway.ie and share their views on how NUIG can best serve the region.

This will include a series of sessions on how the university’s research, teaching and public engagement can evolve to address the key challenges facing society.

Key values aim to ensure that the university is distinctive, respectful, accessible, expert and sustainable.

A discussion on these key values will be hosted online on Thursday March 28th from 11am.

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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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