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Strong turnout at meeting to discuss establishing Galway as ‘National Park City’

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There was a strong turnout from local communities in the city last night for a public meeting on establishing Galway as a ‘National Park City’.
If successful, Galway would be one of the first cities in the world to secure the designation – which promotes nature and wildlife within urban boundaries.
The early stage initiative aims to revitalise and promote a network of laneways and small roads in the Terryland, Menlo and Castlegar areas.
Campaigners feel the rich variety of greenways, habitats and waterways within the city boundaries are ‘hidden gems’ that most are unaware of.
A public meeting was held in Ballinfoile last night and those in attendance included local communities and schools, representatives of Galway 2020 and local politicians.
The next step in the campaign will be to establish a steering committee in the coming weeks – and gather local support before funding is sought.
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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.

The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.

A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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