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Residential property prices rose by almost €2k a month in 2018

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Residential property prices rose by almost 2 thousand euro per month in Galway in 2018.
According to the latest Residential Buildings report from GeoDirectory, property prices in the county increased by 11 percent across the 12 months – equating to 1,860 euro per month.
The report finds that over 1,120 residential addresses were added to Galway’s database in 2018.
481 residential buildings were under construction in December of last year – over 4 percent of the national total.
Meanwhile, Galway’s vacancy rates stands at 6.6 percent, higher than the national average of 4.8 percent.
The average house price in Galway is now 226 thousand euro – lower than the national average of over 284 thousand euro.

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8,039 new cases of COVID-19

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A further 8,039 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

3,692 are PCR while a further 4,347 positive antigen tests have been registered through the HSE portal.

885 people are in hospital with the virus – 76 of them are in ICU.

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Women in Galway city encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Women across Galway city are being encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe, that can be improved by the local authority.

City Councillor Owen Hanley says he has been contacted by numerous people who have flagged areas across the city which women in particular felt weren’t safe enough.

Issues highlighted include hedges that are too high, blind spots or lights which are not in operation.

Councillor Hanley says he is planning to bring such issues to the attention of Galway City Council,who can do more to ensure walkers feel safe.

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Over €23m for active travel projects across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- More than €23m in funding is on the way to connect communities across Galway and make walking and cycling a safe transport alternative

The Government’s Active Travel Investment Programme will fund 64 projects across Galway city and county.

This will include cycling and footpath infrastructure, pedestrian crossings, public transport measures, investment in the Safe to Schools programme and the development of local greenways.

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