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Step forward for plans to upgrade N84 Headford Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transport Infrastructure Ireland says it will look favourably upon a multi-million euro plan to upgrade the N84 Headford Road.
It follows a high-level meeting held at Leinster House involving a number of Galway TDs, Councillor James Charity, TII officials and Transport Minister Shane Ross.
Minister Ross heard how a simple ‘fender-bender’ can cause tailbacks as far back as Ballinrobe due to the narrowness of the road.
Following a presentation, TII gave a commitment that it would look favorably upon any scheme submitted to it by Galway County Council.
It’s expected the works along several kilometres of the worst stretches of the road could cost between 15 and 20 million euro.
However, the funding is not yet guaranteed as TII has warned that the proposed scheme will face strong competition from other schemes nationwide.
Councillor James Charity says it could be some time before the green light is secured.

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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