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Strong reaction from public as consultation underway on new urban centre in city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a strong reaction from the public to multi-million euro plans to develop a major new urban quarter near Eyre Square.
A public consultation meeting is taking place today on plans earmarked for an 8.2 acre site beside Ceannt Railway Station, adjacent to Eyre Square.
The mixed-use development would include hundreds of apartments, office space, retail and commerical units and a hotel.
It’s hoped construction could begin in around three years and all going well, an estimated completion date of 2025 has been given.
The public consultation is taking place at the Tribeton Building at Merchants Road since midday and will remain open until 9pm.
Consultant Michael Parker says housing and traffic are the biggest issues raised by the public.
We will feature an extended piece from the open day on FYI Galway from 5…

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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)

It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.

Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.

The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.

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Over €50 thousand worth of Cannabis seized in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 50 thousand euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized in Gort.

The drugs were found when Gardaí searched a house in the area earlier today.

No further details are available, but no arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.

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Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.

Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.

Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.

Traffic management measures are currently in place.

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