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Request for extra time to build city homes rejected

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A request for extra time to build a housing development in Doughiska has been rejected.

The application from Ignatius Foy and Leo Maher sought to extend planning permission to construct 138 residential units.

A five year extension of time was sought by the applicants.

The development provided for the construction of 22 apartments in three-storey blocks, five storey high and 60 apartments and 53 other dwellings in two and three storey formation.

The application stated that the development, which had been granted permission in 2008, had not commenced due to an oversupply in the housing market.

City planners have refused the application stating that the plan represents a material contravention of the city development plan.

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Appeal lodged over refusal of Ballinasloe housing development (News 4)

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala over the refusal of a minor housing development in Ballinasloe.

The developer had applied to build six homes on an infill residential site in the existing Cuil Na Canalacht estate.

But county planners rejected the plan, finding it would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainability development of the area.

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala and a decision is due in January.

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Local TD says EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local TD Michael Fitzmaurice says the EU threatening Ireland with legal action over turf cutting is a “step in the wrong direction”

The European Commission said unless action is taken to half the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation, the state could be brought before the European Court of Justice.

It noted Ireland’s efforts so far but said the enforcement of bans appears to have stalled.

Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice says threatening legal action sours relations between the two parties:

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‘Elf Town’ to return to Galway Racecourse with 200 seasonal jobs

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Elf Town has confirmed it’s returning to Galway this Christmas – and says it’ll create over 200 seasonal jobs.

The festive experience, which takes place at Galway Racecourse, is currently recruiting actors and event staff.

It’s billed as a magical 2 hour journey across 4 floors in 3 different buildings, including a visit with Santa.

Tickets for the event are available to book now, with shows taking place from November 23rd.

Aidan Phelan is a producer at Elf Town and outlines the jobs on offer.

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