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Public consultation meeting to discuss plan for new urban quarter in city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will be held this week to discuss plans for a major new urban quarter in the city.
The Project Ceannt site, adjacent to Eyre Square, would see the creation of a new urban quarter on a major 8.2 acre site.
The mixed development would include hundreds of apartments, office space, retail and commercial units and a hotel.
It’s hoped construction could begin in three years with a view to reaching completion in 2025.
The initial phase of the public consultation was launched in September with 500 engagements received to date on the plan.
The Project Ceannt group also says it has conducted 2,000 street interviews across the city and county as part of the process.
The public meeting takes place at 1-3 Merchants Road in the city on Thursday (Dec 6) from midday to 9pm.

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Galway records highest number of accident black spots

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A section of the N59 from Cliften to Leenaune has been recorded as the most dangerous stretch of road nationwide.

Gamma Location Intelligence has released an analysis of the most treacherous road segments in Ireland.

The research shows the roads with the highest collision rates are clustered in Galway, Wexford and Longford.

This is determined by the number of road accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres.

The most dangerous stretch of road was found to be located just east of Kylemore Lough, from Clifden to near Leenane along the N59.

Galway was also the county that appeared most frequently in the top 20 list with eight of the most dangerous road segments.

The second is between Abbey Square Roundabout and Seamus Rafter Bridge in Enniscorthy.

The third most dangerous stretch is at the Killashee Street, Ballymahon Street and New Street junction in Longford town.

Gamma’s Perilfinder platform has an in-built Road Accident Model which collates data from the Road Safety Authority, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Central Statistics Office.

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Picket at Ballinasloe meat processing plant comes to an end

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Picketing by beef farmers has ended across the country, with one of the last of the protests coming to an end last night at Liffey Meats in Ballinasloe.

It comes as last week Liffey Meats issued a statement stating the group had over 500 employees anxiously waiting to return to work, and many of its 10,000 farmer suppliers who wanted to sell cattle.

The last of the protests by farmers came to an end last night at plants in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and Ballinasloe in County Galway.

It’s after agreement was reached between Meat Industry Ireland and farming organisations over a week ago.

In a statement, the Independent Farmers of Ireland group says it seems last Sunday’s proposal is on the point of being ratified and hopefully this will be the beginning of a new era for the Irish Beef Industry.

It says although there are still many problems that face the sector it feels it can face them from a different position than the picket lines.

It says the newly proposed Taskforce will have the power to oversee all this and the implementation of the proposed solutions are crucial.

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NUIG marks week of global action on climate change with free lecture series

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is participating in the global action on climate change with a free lecture series on climate justice.

Climate justice looks at global warming as an ethical and political issue.

The public lecture series aims to hold governments to account for their failure in meeting legal obligation on climate change.

The first lecture of the series will focus specifically on who should take responsibilty for climate justice.

It will be opened by NUI Galway’s President, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and will feature talks from a number of prominent activists.

The event – which is running alongside key global events such as the Climate Action Summit in New York – will take place tomorrow evening at 6 at the Aula Maxima.

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