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Visiting restrictions at Portiuncula Hospital due to vomiting bug

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Visiting restrictions are in place at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe due to an outbreak of the Winter vomiting bug

Portiuncula Hospital is asking people to comply with visitor restrictions on St John’s ward due to a number of cases of Norovirus.

Infection control procedures are in place on the ward and will remain until further notice.

Children should not visit the hospital as they may be particularly susceptible to the illness.

All visitors are requested to use the alcohol hand gels supplied as they enter and leave the hospital.

There’s been an increase in the number of cases of the winter vomiting bug in the community, and anyone with recent symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting should not visit the hospital.

St. Pius’s ward at UHG was closed last week due to the vomiting bug but re-opened on Tuesday

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Second attempt to build 58 unit development in Tuam turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has turned down a proposal to build 58 homes in Tuam.

The plan is led by Evolution Development Limited and would be located at Killaloonty.

County planners refused permission for the project earlier this year with concerns over road safety, the impact on the visual amenity of the area and the standard of urban space.

In an appeal to An Bord Pleanála, the applicant argued the site has long been acknowledged as suited to a residential development and has been designated as such in successive local area plans.

In refusing, the board stated that due to unresolved design issues in relation to the junction proposed at the entrance of the site onto the Weir Road, it’s not satisfied that it would not result in conflicting traffic movements.

Concerns were also raised about extensive tree removal at the site boundaries.

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153m euro investment for Galway following signing of National Broadband Contract

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway is set to receive a 153 million euro investment in broadband infrastructure following today’s signing of the National Broadband Plan Contract.

The plan aims to bring high speed internet to 1.1 million people, largely in rural Ireland, including over 38 thousand Galway households.

The first homes under this project are likely to be connected next year while work is set to begin this year on broadband hubs, which are communal work spaces in rural Ireland with access to high speed internet.

20 Broadband Hubs have been selected by Galway’s local authorities in order to provide access to high speed broadband in advance of the full fibre network being built.

Tune into the Galway Bay fm news for more on this story…

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Local Minister calls for Irish Rail to remove fence in Tuam

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A Galway Minister is calling on Irish Rail to remove a fence in Tuam because it is causing an eye soar.

Galway East TD and Minister of State Ciaran Cannon has expressed his disappointment that the national rail body has not removed the fence before now.

The fence at the Abbey Trinity Crossing in the town, was erected by Irish Rail in October 2018.

In May of this year, Galway County Council issued an enforcement notice to Irish Rail to remove the fence by the 16th of June.

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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