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Transport Infrastructure Ireland accused of ‘cuts by stealth’ ahead of Galway road re-classifications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transport Infrastructure Ireland is being accused of implementing ‘cuts by stealth’ ahead of a series of road re-classifications across the county.
The matter has already resulted in controversy after it was revealed that TII planned on reducing sections of the N59 from 100km/h to 80km/h.
TII has suggested reducing the speed limit on certain sections of the N59, N67, N63 and N84 where road conditions are poor.
The council executive argues that proposed changes will have no impact on the body’s investment in Galway’s road network.
However, Ballinasloe area Councillor Michael Connolly said TII is trying to implement ‘cuts by stealth,’ and is reducing speed limits on bad stretches rather than investing in improvement works.
He says Galway is getting the crumbs from the table – and the inaction will have huge implications for the county and the future of its roads.

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Gardai in Galway to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána tomorrow

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Gardaí in Galway will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána with a commemorative event tomorrow afternoon.

The event will begin with a re-enactment of the arrival of the first Gardaí to Galway, on 25th September 1922.

Members of the public are invited to come along and join them in this Centenary Event.

Sergeant Mick Walsh of Galway Gardai explained to John Mulligan what will happen tomorrow afternoon.

John then put it to him that this celebration is significant as what happened 100 years ago and the change over from the RIC and the Civic Guard to An Garda Síochána was important in the development of Ireland as a country.

Local traffic diversions will be in place to facilitate the event.

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Delegation meets with local Fianna Fail representatives to voice their concern over future of Clifden District Hospital

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A delegation has met with Deputy Eamon O’Cuiv and Fianna Fail Councillor Gerry King to voice their concern over the future of Clifden District Hospital.

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 has been confirmed that HSE management are to meet with local representatives on Monday where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.

A public meeting on the future of the hospital will take place tomorrow afternoon.

Councillor Gerry King told John Mulligan what happened at the meeting this afternoon.

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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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