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Officials urged to consider Brexit when formulating plan for Galway Airport

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Brexit may need to be considered before a final decision is made on the future use of the former Galway Airport site.
That’s according to Oranmore/Athenry councillor Malachy Noone who has suggested holding out on a decision until Britain officially departs the EU.

Brexit is scheduled to take place on Friday March 29th next year.
Councillor Noone has told county officials Britain’s departure should be considered when formulating the future plan for Galway Airport.
Director of Services Michael Owens reiterated the council’s position stating all options are being considered for the Carnmore site, including aviation.
Councillor Frank Kearney said the site in Inverin could very well become another dormant site after Aer Arann’s decision to end its PSO flights to the Aran Islands from December.
He said a use should be found for the Carnmore facility which will bring in maximum income.
The site at Carnmore spans 115 acres and was purchased for one million euro as a ‘brownfield’ site by the city and county councils.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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Gardai to ramp up checkpoints across city in run-up to Christmas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Gardai are to ramp up checkpoints across the city in the run-up to Christmas.

Over the next few weeks, they aim to carry out over 1,500 checkpoints to test for alcohol and drugs.

This afternoon’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee heard that drug-driving is becoming far more common.

Roadside tests can now detect a far greater range of drugs than before, and in a much faster timeframe.

Garda Chief Superintendant Gerry Roche had this to say following the meeting.

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Galway GP warns of dangers of recreational use of laughing gas

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway GP Martin Daly is warning of the dangers of laughing gas on people’s health.

It’s as there has been an increase of patients suffering nerve damage after inhaling nitrous oxide gas.

It is illegal to sell laughing gas for human consumption, but it is easily obtained online and is growing in popularity for use as a recreational drug.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Martin Daly explains the negative impacts the drug can have on those who use it regularly.

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