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TII publishes masterplan for controversial planned M6 service station

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The masterplan for a controversial service station on the M6 near Oranmore has been published online.
The project is being led by Transport Infrastructure Ireland under its national motorway service area plan.
Following a site selection study, a preferred site for the development was identified around 5.5km north east of Oranmore, in the townload of Lisheenkyle West.
Concerns have been raised that the proposed service station would be in competition with the Galway Plaza development at the Loughrea junction on the M6.
The developments would be under ten minutes apart for motorists travelling on the route.
A pre-planning public consultation meeting was held in Oranmore last month, where the masterplan and site maps were on display.
These documents have now been published online.
It’s expected an oral hearing on the proposed M6 service station will take place before the end of the year.

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HSE to meet with local representatives on future of Clifden District Hospital

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – HSE management are to meet with local representatives on Monday where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

It’s understood the issue relates to lack of staff – Galway Bay FM News has contacted the HSE for clarification but as of this morning has not received a response.

Councillor Eileen Mannion also confirmed that a public meeting on the future of the hospital will take place tomorrow afternoon.

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Green Light given for expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – County planners have given the green light for an expansion of Coen Steel in Oranmore.

The plan will see the construction of an 889Sqm extension to the existing light industrial unit at Deerpark industrial estate.

The Coen group has been trading for over 100 years, and has its manufacturing facility in Oranmore as well as landing and holding facilities in Belfast Limerick and Louth.

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Decision to move services from Clifden District Hospital astonishing says Galway Deputy

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The decision by the HSE to move services from Clifden District Hospital has been met with astonishment by Galway Sinn Fein Deputy Mairéad Farrell.

Families were contacted by the HSE yesterday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.

Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News in the last half an hour, Deputy Farrell said that these services are needed in the community and that this development is really concering

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