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Plan for 19 residential units in Renmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are plans to demolish a disused cottage in Renmore to make way for 19 residential units.

The proposal is led by K King Construction Claregalway Ltd. and would involve a site at 78 Renmore Road.

The project would see the demolition of a disused cottage and associated outbuildings and the construction of 19 residential units.

These would include three two-storey detached houses and a four-storey apartment building.

There would be a new vehicular entrance and pedestrian entrance onto Renmore Road.

City planners are due to make a decision next month.

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498 cases of coronavirus recorded in Galway to date

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 498 cases of coronavirus recorded in Galway to date.

Latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show three new cases have been recorded in the county.

Last evening, the HPSC was notified of 46 new cases nationwide with 85% under the age of 45.

15 of these cases were detected in Kildare, eight in Laois, seven in Clare and five in Offaly with the remaining 11 spread across nine other counties.

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46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationally, no new deaths reported

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 

There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 2nd August, the HPSC has been notified of 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 27 are men / 19 are women
  • 85% are under 45 years of age
  • 32 are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 5 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 15 cases are located in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 7 in Clare, 5 in Offaly and the remaining 11 are spread across nine other counties. 

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The vast majority of young people in Ireland have followed public health advice and have made very significant sacrifices to protect themselves and others. People of all ages will occasionally slip up as they learn to live safely with this virus. We should not seek to attribute blame, but rather continue to encourage one another to build on and sustain the great efforts that we have all made to date.

“We continue to urge everyone to observe the safe behaviours that we recommend such as physical distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.

“NPHET continues to monitor the evolving situation very closely and will meet tomorrow.”

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Rainfall warning to come into effect for Galway from tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Galway and will come into effect from tomorrow afternoon.

Met Eireann says heavy rain with accumulations between 30 and 50mm are to be expected, with potentially higher amounts possible in mountainous areas.

It’s also warning that localised flooding, poor visibility and poor driving conditions are to be expected.

The warning covers Galway, Mayo and Donegal and will come into effect at 1pm tomorrow afternoon.

It’ll remain in place until 1PM on Wednesday.

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