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Planning application for new emergency department at UHG to be lodged in next month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The planning application for the long awaited emergency department at UHG is to be lodged in the next four weeks.
Saolta officials have decided to move forward with the application after concerns were raised over the likely delay if the group waiting until an options appraisal reached completion.
The options appraisal, which is due to reach completion at the end of February, aims to evaluate the future use of the Merlin Park and UHG sites.
Gaeltacht Minister and Galway West TD Sean Kyne says a decision has now been made to move ahead with the planning application as the options appraisal continues.
The application has yet to be approved by the HSE nationally and is expected to move forward within a month.
Minister Kyne says waiting until the options appraisal is complete would have led to unnecessary delays.
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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)

It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.

Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.

The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.

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Over €50 thousand worth of Cannabis seized in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 50 thousand euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized in Gort.

The drugs were found when Gardaí searched a house in the area earlier today.

No further details are available, but no arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.

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Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.

Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.

Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.

Traffic management measures are currently in place.

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