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Transport Minister urged to fund new application for N59 upgrade

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Minister for Transport Shane Ross has met with members of the N59 Action group in Connemara to discuss hold ups and delays with the much needed improvement of the road.
The meeting took place after Minister Ross travelled the road this afternoon to view the problems first hand with what’s regularly referred to as the worst road in Ireland.
The meeting was also attended by a number of public representatives including Junior Minister Seán Kyne, Deputies Noel Grealish and Hildegard Naughton, County Cathaoirleach Eileen Mannion, and Councillor Niamh Byrne as well as Udaras na Gaeltachta CEO Stephen O Cualain and CEO of Kylemore Abbey John Madden.
The N59 Action Group is calling for a new planning application to be submitted by the council to An Bord Pleanala for the section between Maam cross and Clifden, as the original one was refused.
Action group chairman Josie Conneely said while nothing concrete was prmised it was still a worthwhile meeting with Minister Ross.

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Three Galway projects awarded over half a million in funding

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Three Galway cross-border projects have been granted a share of more than half a million euro in funding.

Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, announced the 25 projects to benefit from the Shared Island Local Authority Development Funding Scheme.

The three Galway projects are artist-led support programme, Culture Connects, Altantic Region of Creative Content and AgriFood Infrastructure Enabling Growth.

Galway city and county councils will lead the projects and collaborate with local authories in Northern Ireland and third level institutes.

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Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.

The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.

It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.

But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt

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The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply

The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.

It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.

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