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Work on new car park for UHG stopped after asbestos discovery

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Work on the construction of a new car park at University Hospital Galway has come to a halt after asbestos was discovered.
The Health Service Executive says there is no risk to patients, staff or visitors at the hospital.
The contractor working on the new car park at the Newcastle site advised the HSE that minor amounts of asbestos were identified in some routine soil samples.
The level or concentration of asbestos is currently being analysed by a specialist laboratory.
The results of the lab tests will define how the materials are dealt with.
In the meantime, work has been stopped and the contractor will engage with the HSE, Health and Safety Authority and City Council.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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Green light for 82 new homes in Rahoon

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The green light has been given for 82 new homes in Rahoon.

The project will see 53 houses, 14 apartments, 8 duplex units and 7 community units constructed at a site at Letteragh Road.

There’ll also be a new day centre for Ability West provided as part of the development, as well as a new foothpath along Letteragh Road.

City planners have approved the project led by Burkeway Homes with 25 conditions attached.

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Frustration as Craughwell and Clarinbridge prioritised for new wastewater facilities

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GBFM News – There’s frustration among some county councillors that Craughwell and Clarinbridge are being prioritised for new wastewater facilities.

They’ve been selected as the county applicants to a national scheme worth €50m, to assist rural villages with the most urgent needs.

At this week’s meeting of Galway County Council, some councillors expressed frustration and disappointment that many other villages across Galway in sore need of investment are being passed over.

But the council executive gave an assurance that there is no political aspect to the decision, and Craughwell and Clarinbridge were nominated solely based on priority.

Councillor PJ Murphy argues Craughwell is in desperate need of investment.

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