Galway Bay fm newsroom – The World – which is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth – is docking in Galway harbour.
The ship is berthing at Mutton Island but those gathered along the Prom told Galway Bay fm news it’s too far out to see clearly.
The passengers will be briefed on-board the ship before disembarking at 1pm for a 36 hour stay in Galway.
The price of a two bedroom apartment onboard is almost three million dollars.
Hopes extra Garda in Loughgeorge will help tackle ‘huge spate’ of burglaries
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are hopes that the addition of an extra Garda in Loughgeorge will help tackle burglaries in the area.
Athenry-Oranmore councillor James Charity says there has been a ‘huge spate’ of burglaries across the district in the previous year.
He says that while all new resources into Loughgeorge are welcome – more could be done to combat crime in the area.
Coucillor Charity outlines the changes he would like to see for policing in the area.
Council seek funding for re-design of “accident blackspot” at Derrydonnell Cross Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is seeking funding for the full re-design of the layout of Derrydonnell Cross in Athenry.
It would include a safety audit at the junction this year, with the aim of creating a more straightforward layout for traffic.
The council has made a submission to the Department of Transport to make it a priority for 2023.
Councillor David Collins outlines what measures could improve safety at the cross:
Green light for demolition of former Clarin College in Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The go-ahead has been given for plans to demolish the former Clarin College school campus in Athenry.
The two-storey building at Caheroyn Road was vacated with the opening of a new one-thousand pupil school on the outskirts of the town in 2019.
The works will see all permanent and associated buildings demolished, as well as foundations and surfaces.
County planners have granted permission to GRETB for the works with 13 conditions attached.