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Public meeting tomorrow on proposed biogas facility near Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will be held in Gort tomorrow to discuss a proposed biogas facility near the town.
The 22 acre biogas facility is proposed for a site around a kilometer from the town centre.
The gathering has been organised by a group of concerned locals who say they’re not against such a plan, but have fears over the impact of its location so close to the town.
The public meeting will take place at Sullivan’s in Gort at 7.30 tomorrow evening.

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Disability campaign group to hand letter to City Hall calling for appointment of Access Officer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway based disabled persons action group will hand a letter to the City Manager this hour calling for the appointment of a full-time Access Officer.

Representatives from ‘Access for All Galway’ plan to present the letter to Brendan McGrath at noon today, requesting the appointment and the full implementation of the Equal Status Act.

The group says there are more than 10 thousand disabled people resident in Galway.

It comes as today marks the International Day of Disabled People.

Access for All Galway founding member and long-term disability rights activist Marian Maloney says a coordinated effort is needed to make the city safer for disabled people.

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Final report of Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes to be published next month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes will be published in the week of January 11th.

The Children’s Minister has told the Dail that he will bring a memo to Cabinet that week for approval.

Roderic O’Gorman says he received the final report at the end of October, and moves to publish it are now at ‘an advanced stage’.

The Minister says he will continue to engage with survivors ahead of the publication of the report.

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Status yellow snow and ice warning issued for Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Galway.

Met Eireann has issued the alert for Galway, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo which will be in effect today until 7am tomorrow.

Wintry showers are forecast today and overnight with falls of hail, sleet and snow.

Icy stretches and accumulations of snow are expected in some areas.

Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says it’ll feel significantly colder over the next two days.

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