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Oireachtas committee hears proposals for development of Galway-Limerick ‘supercity’

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Oireachtas committee has heard calls for the development of a Galway-Limerick ‘supercity.’
The matter has been raised by Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon, who says investment in the two nearby cities as a unit would provide a massive boost to the economy of the west.
Deputy Cannon has pointed out that Galway’s commuter towns are performing well – but towns and villages further out from the city are still struggling due to a phenomenon known as ‘distance decay.’
He’s told an Oireachtas committee that developing Galway and Limerick as a single ‘conurbation’ could provide huge benefits to the entire region.

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Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris

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GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.

Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.

The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.

That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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Green light for 82 new homes in Rahoon

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The green light has been given for 82 new homes in Rahoon.

The project will see 53 houses, 14 apartments, 8 duplex units and 7 community units constructed at a site at Letteragh Road.

There’ll also be a new day centre for Ability West provided as part of the development, as well as a new foothpath along Letteragh Road.

City planners have approved the project led by Burkeway Homes with 25 conditions attached.

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