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Special meeting of city council underway on bin service privitisation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A specially convened meeting of the City council is underway to consider a section 140 notice in relation to closing the domestic refuse service.

The City Manager met with council party whips earlier today to iron out some issues before the meeting gets underway.

Brendan McGrath announced plans to close the service last week stating it was not financially sustainable to continue with the business.

Councillors submitted a Section 140 notice, requesting the service be continued, and this will be debated at City Hall on College road at 4 o’ clock.

However, the City Manager has received legal advice and the process to close the service is already in motion.

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Hunt on for Galway winner of €250 thousand prize bond jackpot

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The hunt is on for the Galway winner of a prize bonds jackpot worth €250 thousand.

It was won in the monthly Ireland State Savings Prize Bonds draw at the end of September.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Anna McHugh of An Post had this advice.

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HSE urged to make agricultural land at Toghermore available for local use

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The HSE is being urged to make agricultural lands at the Toghermore campus on the outskirts of Tuam available for local use.

Local councillor Donagh Killilea told a meeting of the Health Forum West that it’s a “fine bank of land” lying idle.

Toghermore House currently houses mental health services, which will move to the Old Grove Hospital once ongoing redevelopment of that site is completed.

Councillor Killilea says there’s a significant parcel of agricultural land at Toghermore that local farmers could make good use of.

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Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.

The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.

More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.

While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.

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