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Website relaunched to support Galway light rail campaign

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A website has been relaunched to support the campaign to provide a light rail system for Galway City.
The long-running campaign is spearheaded by Galway West TD Catherine Connolly, who believes such a system is crucial to solving the city’s traffic problems.
However, previous studies have ruled out the potential for light rail in Galway due to the projected high costs and low uptake.
Last month, National Transport Authority Chief Anne Graham ruled out the idea at an Oireachtas hearing – dismissing it as unfeasible.
However, campaigners claim light rail for Galway – the so-called GLUAS – remains a real and viable solution that is supported by recent appraisals.
After being offline for several years, a website to support the bid has now been relaunched and can be viewed at www.gluas.ie.

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Bishop Kelly praises Martin Drennan’s 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Bishop Brendan Kelly has praised the late Martin Drennan for his 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”.

Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend.

His funeral will take place this afternoon at 1pm at the Cathedral.

Speaking at the reposal last evening at Galway Cathedral, Bishop Kelly, commended Bishop Drennan on his time served as priest and bishop.

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County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.

The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.

Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.

Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.

Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.

Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.

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