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Public consultation meeting on major South Galway flood plans

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will take place in the coming weeks on a major flood mitigation project in South Galway.
The region has been severely impacted by flooding in recent years – leaving roads impassable and residents trapped in their homes.
Consultants Ryan Hanley are currently working on the major plan for the South Galway region.
They are currently visiting residents across the area to collect data on their flooding experience, and any photos they have of recent flooding events.
Council officials are meeting with Coillte next week to speak about concerns over the run off from Sliabh Aughty – which contributes significantly to flooding in the low lying parts of South Galway.
The general public will have its first chance to have a say on the South Galway plans at a meeting at O’Sullivans in Gort on the 3rd of May between 3 and 9pm.
Consultants and council officials will be on-hand to outline the plans and address any concerns.
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Car parking charges to be introduced at Leisureland next week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Car parking charges are to be introduced at Leisureland next week.

The move was announced in August due to the difficulty experienced by visitors and members trying to find on-site parking.

From Wednesday, Leisureland will start utilising newly-installed car barrier systems.

The cost of parking will be €2 per hour, or €12 for the day – with no overnight parking or camping permitted.

Gym and pool members will continue to have access to free parking.

The management company says the new charges will ensure better availability and a better service to members and other users of the facilities.

New bike parking stations have also been installed, while 22 parking spaces in the front section have been reserved as a set-down area.

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Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.

The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.

The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.

At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.

City planners are due to make a decision in January.

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Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.

Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.

Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

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