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Public meeting in Moycullen to discuss social housing development

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will be held in Moycullen this evening to discuss planned social housing developments in the village.

Galway County Council has confirmed that two or possibly three estates will be developed for social housing in Moycullen.

Works began this week on the first of these sites, along the N59 main road towards the village, where 59 units are expected to be built.

The council says they are obliged to provide more houses, and to reduce the number of applications on the housing waiting list.

The meeting has been organised by, and will be chaired by, Fianna Fail County Councillor Noel Thomas and will begin at 8pm in the Hall in Scoil Mhuire.

Councillor Thomas says some locals have expressed concerns to him about the social housing developments:

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European Youth Parliament to gather in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

The European Youth Parliament will gather in Galway this weekend for its Connacht-Ulster session.

Young people from across the North-West will discuss the protection of the future of the EU while dealing with issues like globalisation and the rise of radical nationalism.

St Joseph’s Patrician College will host the three-day educational event and Tim Hayes, Political Reporter from the European Commission Representation in Ireland will speak at the opening ceremony.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Galway Chamber joins call for greater government investment in regional airports

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway Chamber of Commerce has joined other regional business leaders in calling for greater government support for regional airports.

Representatives of the western and midwest business community met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week to highlight the importance of international connectivity via regional airports in order to achieve regional economic growth.

Presidents of Galway, Limerick, Ennis and Shannon Chambers together with the Limerick Chamber Chief Economist and CEO gathered at Government Buildings to discuss the findings of the recently published Copenhagen Economics report, against the backdrop of Brexit.

The report points to the impact that strategic business routes can have on regional economic growth.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Galway anti-racism network to hold discussion next week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Anti-Racism Network will host a discussion next week, on challenging racism in all its forms.

The public event will give a platform to people who have experienced racism and will provide the general population with a toolkit on how to combat racism.

Speakers on the night will include a resident from one of the city’s direct provision centres, a member of the Travelling community, and a young Muslim person who will discuss their experiences of living in Galway.

The talk is designed to educate the audience on the general themes of anti-racism.

The event will take place in the Harbour Hotel, next Tuesday 26th November at 7pm.

Spokesperson for GARN Joe Loughnane says the discussion help will people identify and deal with racism – for more on this story tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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