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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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Galway 2020 presents more developed plans to West United FC on minimising pitch impact at opening ceremony

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway 2020 has today presented what they term ‘more developed plans’ to West United FC on minimising the pitch impact at South Park at next month’s opening ceremony

Galway 2020 say they have been engaging regularly with all relevant authorities and stakeholders throughout the planning process for next month’s opening ceremony, including West United Football Club.

The statement comes following today’s meeting between Galway 2020 and West United, over plans to hold the opening ceremony in South Park, which is home to the soccer club’s playing pitches.

The opening ceremony to mark Galway’s year as European Capital of Culture will take place at ‘The Swamp’ – an area known for its soft and often water-logged ground.

Many feel the only logical choice for the event is to use the well maintained area used as playing pitches.

However earlier today West United FC expressed fears the pitches could be damaged by the large crowds expected at the opening ceremony – and could be potentially left unusable for a considerable period of time after the event.

Representatives from the soccer club met with Galway 2020 today to discuss the issue.

Following the meeting Galway 2020 has released a statement to FYI Galway saying “Galway 2020 has today met with West United Football Club again to present more developed plans to them. These outlined the minimal impact expected on their playing pitches. We believe all sides are satisfied with the engagement to date.”

West United has not been available for comment this evening.

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Galway new cars registrations drop by 14.5 percent in 2019

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Latest figures have revealed that new car registrations in Galway dropped by 14.5 percent in 2019.

There were 3759 new cars registered in Galway in 2019, down from 4400 in 2018, according to the CSO.

Nationally the number of new cars licensed in 2019 dropped by 6-point-5 per cent compared to the previous year.

113,305 new private cars were licensed for the first time last year – for more on this story, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Donagh Killilea to join Anne Rabbitte on Fianna Fáil Galway East ticket

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tuam area councillor Donagh Killilea is to join sitting TD Anne Rabbitte on the Fianna Fáil Galway East ticket.

The party has been deliberating for some time as to the merits of running two candidates in the 3 seat constituency where sitting TDs Ciaran Cannon and Seán Canney are fighting to retain their seats.

However, after meeting several possible candidates in the last few days Donagh Killilea has confirmed that he is being added to the contest.

He comes from a political dynasty with both his father and grandfather, both Mark Killilea, serving as TDs.

His father, who died last year, remains one of Galway’s best known and most colourful politicians, having served as a county councillor, Senator and MEP as well as a TD.

To hear from Cllr Killilea, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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