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Plan for Woodquay apartments hits roadblock

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for an apartment complex at Woodquay have encountered a setback.
The development at St. Brendan’s Avenue is subject to a third party appeal with concerns raised from local residents and An Taisce.
The project received approval from city planners in June subject to conditions.
It would see the demolition of uninhabited houses and the construction of a residential development of 19 dwelling units.
This would include a mix of own-door apartments and maisonettes.
The application also includes bicycle parking, bin store, landscaping and a shared public courtyard.
However the Woodquay Residents Association argue the development is premature in advance of a civic amenity improvement scheme, an environmental improvement scheme for open spaces and a public realm strategy.
An Taisce argues the project is in material contravention of the Galway city development plan.
An Bord Pleanála is due to make a decision in October (31/10).

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Galway’s CONNOLLY favourite for Ireland’s Eurovision song choice with decision due tonight

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 19 year old Connemara artist CONNOLLY is the favourite heading into tonight’s Late Late show vote for Eurovision song.

Six songs are taking part in the Eurosong vote on RTÉ One from 9:35PM, all vying to become Ireland’s entry for the 2023 competition being held in Liverpool this May.

The latest betting odds are placing Lettermullen singer, Jennifer Connolly and her song Midnight Summer Night 11/8 favourite ahead of Wild Youth on 5/2.

The winner will be chosen after the public vote is added to the scores from both a national jury and an international jury.

Jennifer told Galway Bay FM’s breakfast show Mollie in the Morning how she came to be among the six acts:

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Senator claims barriers to Galway Ring Road will cause huge implications for other infrastructure projects

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local senator Ollie Crowe is claiming that the barriers facing the Galway Ring Road will result in huge implications for other infrastructure projects.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Fianna Fáil Senator is slamming the current road network in Galway as “not fit for purpose” and says the ring road is a “substantial piece of the jigsaw” to fix that.

Senator Crowe outlines how he believes the Climate Action Plan will cause more problems down the line:

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Galway TY students invited to attend real estate work experience course

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transition Year students in Galway interested in real estate are invited to attend a virtual work experience course.

DNG is hosting 3rd level colege presentations, online auctions and an auctioneering and property services apprenticeship programme.

500 students are expected to sign up the the programme, with over 1,000 students taking part over the past two years.

The course will take place from Wednesday to Friday of next week, and registration is on ty.dng.ie

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