Galway Bay fm newsroom – Construction work on a new building for Presentation College in Athenry is set to begin in the coming weeks.
Minister of State and Galway East T.D, Ciaran Cannon, says the Department of Education is currently awarding the contract for the work.
Minister Cannon says the awarding of the contract clears the way for construction to begin this autumn and it’s expected it will be complete by 2019.
The name of the contractor has not ben released by the Department of Education until it informs all unusccessful applicants for the project that they have been unsuccessful.
The 1 thousand pupil school is one of five building projects earmarked for Athenry over the next few years, which include new buildings for Clarin College and the gaelscoils and an extension of Athenry Boys School.
Minister Ciaran Cannon says the appointment of a contractor for Presentation College Athenry now paves the way for construction workers to be be on site in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
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.
HSE to meet with local representatives on future of Clifden District Hospital
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – HSE management are to meet with local representatives on Monday where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.
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.