Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 50 submissions have been made to An Bord Pleanala so far regarding the plan to extend Galway port.
There are now just two days left for the public to make their views known to the higher planning authority.
Galway harbour company is seeking planning permission for the extension at Renmore and townparks townlands.
It will involve the relocation of the majority of the existing harbour related activities from the dock area to the new deep water berths, quays, jetties and yards at the harbour extension.
The 50 plus submissions made to An Bord Pleanala to date have been made by members of the public, local businesses, and tourism related sectors.
It’s understood that most of these have been in favour of the project, with a small number opposing parts of the plan.
The last day to lodge observations is tomorrow, Tuesday the 11th of March, and many more submissions are expected to be made between now and then.
An inspector will consider all submissions before presenting a report to the board in due course, and an oral hearing is likely to take place in the city before the final decision is made.
University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.
The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.
They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.
Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.
Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.
Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.
Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.
He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.
Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway
Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.
The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.
Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.
Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.