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Permission granted for 37 residential units in Roscam

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Permission has been granted for the construction of 37 residential units in Roscam in the city.
The project at Curragrean is led by Renaissance Property Ltd.
The plan would see the development of a site bounded by Ros Caoin and Boireann Bheag.
It would involve the demolition of an existing dwelling and the construction of 37 residential units.
These would provide a mix of four-bed and three-bed houses, as well as a four to five storey apartment block containing four one bedroom apartments, 11 two bedroom apartments and 2 three bedroom apartments.
City planners have attached 25 conditions.
One states the developer is to pay the city council a contribution fee of almost 344 thousand euro.
Car parking spaces and turning head at the northwest corner of the site are to be redesigned to be more organic and to improve the overall functionality of the communal open space.
Building works are to be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 2pm on Saturdays.

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UHG to take part in a clinical trial for the global effort to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

University Hospital Galway is one of two hospitals in Ireland which will next week take part in a clinical trial as part of global efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The trial will begin at University Hospital Galway and St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin

It will test interventions for COVID-19 in critically ill patients, capture the outcomes and analyse data across an international network.

Also expected to take part at a later stage are Beaumont Hospital, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast

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Two Galway hopefuls in current Seanad panel count

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Counting has recommenced in the 2020 Seanad election, with two Galway candidates hopeful for a seat in today’s panel.

The Agricultural panel count is getting underway around now at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, with 11 seats to be filled.

Former Fianna Fail TD for Roscommon Galway Eugene Murphy and current County Councillor Aisling Dolan are on today’s ballot paper for the Agricultural panel.

Meanwhile, the Cultural and Education Panel filled it’s five seats today with Galway Senator Sean Kyne retaining his seat in Seanad Eireann.

In February, the outgoing Minister and Galway West TD was appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, to fill the vacancy left by the election of a newly elected TD.

Counting is expected to last until Friday, with the Labour panel count set to begin tomorrow.

Several Galway hopefuls still remain on the ballot paper for the upcoming panels.

These include outgoing senator Gerard Craughwell and cllr Pauline O’Reilly in the Labour panel and councillors Ollie Crowe and Pat Hynes on the Industrial and Commercial panel.

Also on that panel is Soc Dems General Election Candidate Niall O’Tuathail.

Cllr Thomas Welby is also seeking election on the Administration Panel.

Finishing out the Galway hopefuls are outgoing senators Ronan Mullen and Alice Mary Higgins who are both looking to be re-elected on the National University of Ireland ticket.

Tune in to FYI Galway@5, where we’ll be talking to Sean Kyne, the first person to be elected to the new Seanad Eireann…

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Galway county council co-ordinates COVID-19 community response forum

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A dedicated community support helpline has been established by Galway County Council to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports during the current public health emergency.

The confidential phoneline service is being established by the new COVID-19 Galway Council Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations.

It’s focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

The free phoneline is available Monday to Sunday on 1800 92 88 94.

Director of Services with Galway County Council, Alan Farrell is urging anyone with concerns to contact them – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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