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Taoiseach says ‘new politics’ to blame for delays in legislation needed to excavate Tuam site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach says ‘new politics’ are to blame for delays in introducing new legislation needed to deal with the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site.
Leo Varadkar told the Dáil yesterday that new legislation would be needed to fully excavate the site for the former Bon Secours home.
However, he says there are difficulties in fast-tracking new legislation because of the Government’s lack of majority in the Dáil.
The Taoiseach has given an assurance that anything that can be done in the meantime, will be done.
But speaking in response to a query from Galway East Deputy Anne Rabbitte, Leo Vardakar said some issues will have to wait. More at 2pm…

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1,392 new cases of COVID-19 nationally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,392* confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of 8am today, 288 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 73 are in ICU.

The five day moving average is 1,311.

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Three areas in Galway have Covid-19 incidence rate above national average

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three areas in Galway currently have a Covid-19 incidence rate above the national average of 413 cases per 100 thousand people.

The highest figure is Galway City East at 541, followed by Connemara North at 459 and Tuam at 458.

Galway City Central is just below the national average at 401, while Galway City West now stands at 363 cases per 100 thousand.

Elsewhere, the figure for Gort Kinvara is 323, Athenry-Oranmore is 247, Connemara South is 239, Ballinasloe is 192, and Loughrea is 185.

Nationally, the Monaghan local area has the highest figure nationwide – with an incidence rate of 1,255 cases per 100 thousand people.

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Approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has granted approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue.

The development is led by crown Square Developments Ltd and would be located at Monivea Road and Joyces Road.

The development consists of several blocks of varying heights – the tallest buildings will have ten floors and stand 30 metres above ground level at Monivea Road.

The project includes 240 two-bed units, 86 single-bed units, and 19 three-bed units.

Also in the plans is a commercial scheme which will feature retail and pharmacy units, a fitness and leisure centre, a primary care medical centre and a creche.

Access and parking arrangements for the proposed housing would be integrated with the office and hotel development authorised on the western part of the site, which’ll also have parking space for 1,200 bicycles.

An Bord Pleanála has now approved the plans with 19 conditions attached.

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