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Taoiseach announces promotion of two Galway TDs

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has announced the promotion of two Galway TD’s.
Galway West Fine Gael Deputy Sean Kyne is to be promoted to Government Chief Whip and the Minister for the Gaeltacht and the islands.
Galway East Independent Deputy Sean Canney is to be appointed Junior Minister at the Department of Rural & Community Development – as well as the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.
Meanwhile, Richard Bruton is to become the new Communications Minister, following the resignation of Denis Naughten earlier this week.
Joe McHugh will succeeded Minister Bruton as the Minister for Education and Skills.
The appointments are subject to the approval of Dail Eireann and the Cabinet.

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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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