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Plan for 35 megawatt solar farm near Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are plans for a 35 megawatt solar farm near Oranmore.
Terra Solar II Ltd has applied for planning permission for the development in the townlands of Shantallow and Moyvilla.

The company is seeking 10 year permission for a solar photovoltaic farm to export up to 35 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
The development would involve over 275 thousand square metres of solar panels, along with ancillary cabling and electrical infrastructure.
This would include 18 transformers stations, and a 110 kilovolt substation with a loop in to an existing overhead line.
It’d also require two new 110 kilovolt mast towers of around 20 metres in height and a temporary construction access point from the R446.
County Planners are due to make a decision on the development next month. (19th December)

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Almost 3,300 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway

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GBFM Newsroom – A total of 3,291 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway, since the start of the Russian invasion in February.

The majority are located in Galway City, with the second highest figure recorded in North Connemara.

1,384 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway City, while in the county, Conamara North has the highest number at 540 people.

In the Athenry-Oranmore area, a further 516 Ukrainians have arrived since fighting erupted in February.

This is followed by 279 people in Conamara South, 185 in Ballinasloe, and 168 in the Gort Kinvara electoral areas.

The areas in Galway with the lowest number of Ukrainian arrivals is Tuam at 124, followed by Loughrea at 95.

Nationally, more than 54,700 people have now arrived here from the war torn country – including just over a thousand in the week up to September 25th.

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Councillor claims hundreds of Vodafone customers in Headford still impacted by disrupted service

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A local councillor is claiming hundreds of Vodafone customers in Headford are still impacted by a disrupted service.

In July, councillor Andrew Reddington raised the issue, and has now been told that service will be back to normal next week.

It was originally thought that a mast would solve the issue, but councillor Reddington was then told there was external interference in the area.

Speaking to Galway Talks, councillor Reddington said he was informed the interference was sorted but Vodafone are now looking at other issues.

He has this advice for people in the area who are impacted:

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Local councillor elected to Fianna Fail National Executive

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local councillor Shelly Herterich Quinn has been elected to the Fianna Fail National Executive.

The Athenry-Oranmore councillor was elected to the 15 person committee at the party Ard Fheis over the weekend.

The National Executive,or Ard Chomhairle, is the oversight committee of the party.

Councillor Herterich Quinn outlines her priorities for her multi-year term.

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