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Over 600 responses to survey on future of St Brigid’s Hospital in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 600 people have participated in a survey on the future of St Brigid’s Hospital in Ballinasloe.
The study is being led by Galway Roscommon Minister Denis Naughten.
He says the hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and the site needs to be re-imagined.

The online survey, which was available on Minister Naughten’s website, invited the public to have its say on the future of the former hospital.
The project is being delivered in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland-backed start-up, Connect the Dots.
600 surveys have been completed by individuals and local organisations.
Suggestions for the future of the site include independent living facilities, an apprentice training centre, a third level education campus or a hospice.
Minister Naughten is hoping the survey’s findings will help to drive the development of the disused site.

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Supermac’s set to create 100 jobs with proposal for new Limerick plaza style service station

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Pat McDonagh is set to create 100 jobs as part of a plan to build a plaza style service station in Limerick.

Supermac’s says it is applying for planning permission to build a new plaza on the outskirts of Limerick city.

The plan would involve a €10 million investment.

If successful, it will bring to 400 the number of new jobs created by the Galway headquartered company, since the start of the pandemic.

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Emergency services attend road incident in Abbeyknockmoy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí and emergency services are attending the scene of a road incident in the Abbeyknockmoy area this morning.

They were called to the scene of the single vehicle incident at around 6.20am, near O’Donohoe’s.

One man has been taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

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€2.8 million allocated to Galway schools for development of digital technologies

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – €2.8 million has been allocated to primary and post-primary schools in county Galway towards the development of information and communication technologies.

The funding is allocated under the Department of Education’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Grants.

It includes over €1.5 million for 232 primary schools and almost €1.3 million for 47 post-primary schools across the county.

This is the third highest allocation of funds in the country.

Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte says it will deliver real and tangible results for almost 300 schools around Galway.

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