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Pressure mounts on Galway East TD to declare his position within Independent Alliance

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway East TD is this evening being asked to make a decision on whether or not he’ll remain part of the Independent Alliance.
Members of the alliance have asked TD Sean Canney to clarify his position within the group.
The Belclare native is thought to be unhappy that he won’t be getting his junior ministry back after swapping roles with his colleague Kevin Boxer Moran.
Other members of the Alliance are said to be annoyed at Deputy Canney for voting against Shane Ross’ drink driving bill last night.
Minister John Halligan was tasked this afternoon with asking the Galway East representative whether he plans to stay in the alliance or not.
Sean Canney is Assistant Government Whip and the alliance says that he will lose the role if he leaves the grouping.
Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that Deputy Canney is to meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar later this evening.
Deputy Canney has refused to comment to FYI Galway on the matter.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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