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Terryland Retail Park tops list for city’s highest shopping centre vacancy rate

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Terryland Retail Park has the highest commercial vacancy rate of the city’s main shopping centres.
That’s according to the latest GeoView report which also shows that Abbeygate Street Upper has the highest such rate out of nine Galway high streets examined for the first quarter of this year.
The report focused on five main shopping centres in the city and found Terryland Retail Park had the highest vacancy rate of over 24%.
Galway Retail Park had the lowest rate at almost 7%.
Of the nine city high streets examined, Abbeygate Street Upper had the highest rate at over 19%, while Shop Street had the lowest at 3%.
The data recorded a commercial vacancy rate for Eyre Square of almost 16% – the third highest.
Out of over 12 thousand commercial addresses in the city and county, almost 19 hundred were recorded as vacant during the period – a rate of over 14%.
Nationally the rate stands at 12%.
Dara Keogh, CEO of GeoDirectory says the study reveals the level of performance for a range of well known areas in the city.
We’ll hear more on this GeoView report on FYI Galway from 5 this evening.

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Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Efforts are continuing to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort.

Due to the depletion of water in the reservoir, there will be an outage until approximately 8 tonight to allow levels to recover.

Galway County Council working in partnership with Irish Water say there may be further outages overnight, but every effort will be made to restore supply to all areas as soon as possible.

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Step forward in redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a step forward in the redevelopment of Ceannt Station as a major transport hub, with the opening of the tender process.

The Department of Transport and URDF funded plan aims to transform the station area as integrated public transport hub.

Speaking as the tender process was announced Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said the ease of transfer between rail and bus at the upgraded train station will support the compact and sustainable growth of the city.

Subject to the tender process and funding approvals, Iarnród Éireann envisages awarding the main construction contract by mid-2023, with a construction phase of 30 months.

The work will include a new entrance and facade, new customer facilities, enhanced connectivity and interchange between rail and bus services and a new roof on the existing train hall to transform the platform and circulation areas into bright spaces.

Junior Transport Minister and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton said this investment, along with progress in delivering BusConnects Galway, will provide more options on how people can travel to,from and around the city and county.

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Clár na gComhlachtaí launched at Connemara school by Junior Gaeltacht Minister

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Today saw the official launch of Clár na gComhlachtaí, the Student Enterprise Programme, provided by Údarás na Gaeltachta in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI).

The hands-on business learning experience was launched in in Coláiste Cholmcille in the Connemara Gaeltacht today by Minister for State for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip, Jack Chambers

Clár na gComhlachtaí encourages budding entrepreneurs in Transition Year in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.

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