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Public consultation on regeneration of Nuns’ Island in the city to begin next month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway and Galway City Council have taken the next step in their plan to regenerate the Nuns’ Island area of the city.
The university announced today that planning consultants BDP have been appointed to assist in drafting a plan of action for the redevelopment of the area.
The master plan will examine the former industrial area in order to develop a strategy that can make the best use of the residential, commercial, cultural and educational zoning of the area.
The next phase of the collaboration will involve a series of public consultations with local residents, business owners and stake holders beginning in October and November.
According to NUI Galway, the public engagements will play a key role in informing the development of the master plan itself.
President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says he would like the final masterplan to benefit both the university and the city.

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745 Cases Covid 19 Recorded in Galway in Last Fortnight

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: 745 cases of Covid 19 have been recorded in Galway city and county in the last fortnight.

Galway’s 14 day incidence rate now stands at 288.7.

Monaghan remains the county with the highest rate of infection while the lowest rate of infection over the last two weeks has been recorded in Wicklow.

It comes as 14 patients with Covid 19 are being treated at hospitals across Galway today.

13 of those patients are receiving care at UHG, with four currently in the Intensive Care Unit.

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is treating one patient with the virus.

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Supermacs Founder Says Its Uncertain Times For Business As Energy Prices Soar

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The founder of Supermacs says businesses are heading into uncertain times as rising energy prices begin to have an impact.

A number of energy providers have announced price increases in recent months ranging from 7 percent up to 26% in some cases.

The dramatic rise in energy costs is linked to a low supply of gas across Europe, which a number of countries including Ireland rely on heavily on for power generation.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Supermacs founder Pat McDonagh says he feels the current situation could have been avoided.

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Galway Renters Face Price Hikes As Government Plan To Cap Increases Backfires

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Renters in Galway face price hikes of up to 3 per cent as a plan to cap rent increases appears to have backfired.

Maximum rent increases in rent pressure zones such as Galway, Athenry- Oranmore and Gort- Kinvara were recently linked to inflation.

It was hoped this would keep price rises much lower than the 4 per cent allowed but inflation has shot up and is now at 3 per cent.

Sinn Fein Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin says the government must act.

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