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Loughrea area councillor Michael Fahy rejoins Fianna Fail

Galway Bay fm newsroom: Independent Loughrea area councillor Michael Fahy has rejoined Fianna Fail and will contest the local elections in May in a bid to win a seat for the party. His re-entry to the party brings to 13 the number of Fianna Fail county councillors. After a local party ...

yesterday 19:13 open_in_new
County councillors approve budget for 2019

Galway Bay fm newsroom – County councillors have passed a proposal to put €1 million in recently-awarded department funding into the county budget, which has avoided any general increase in rates for 2019. The rate for the former Ballinasloe Urban District area will be slightly increased ...

yesterday 19:12 open_in_new
Well-known south Galway hotel to expand

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A well-known South Galway hotel has been given approval to expand. MLC Hotel Limited has been granted planning permission for alterations to the Merriman Hotel in Kinvara. The expansion will make way for 19 additional bedrooms and also will result in changes to the ...

yesterday 15:22 open_in_new
Oireachtas members and HSE officials to meet to discuss funding crisis at Galway Autism Partnership

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Oireachtas members and Saolta hospital group officials will meet on Friday to discuss the funding crisis at Galway Autism Partnership. The community based charity was formed in 2011 and provides a wide range of supports and services to autistic individuals and ...

yesterday 13:56 open_in_new
UHG has country’s highest number of people waiting for a bed

Galway Bay fm newsroom – University Hospital Galway has the highest number of people in the country waiting on trolleys today 57 people are waiting for a bed, followed by University Hospital Limerick with 47. Nationally, 558 admitted patients are waiting for beds, according to ...

yesterday 12:31 open_in_new
Fine Gael selects Ballinasloe area candidates for local elections

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fine Gael has selected three sitting party councillors to contest the Ballinasloe municipal district in the local elections in May. Councillors Michael Finnerty and Aidan Donohue will be seeking to keep their seats in the constituency but Cllr Peter Keaveney is ...

yesterday 11:08 open_in_new
Man still held for questioning over death of woman on Portumna farm in April

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are continuing to question a man today in relation to the death of a woman at a farm in Portumna earlier this year. The man in his 50s was arrested in the county yesterday. He is currently being detained at Loughrea garda station under Section 4 of the ...

yesterday 11:07 open_in_new
Briarhill based medical technology company raises 26 million for product development

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city based medical technology company WhiteSwell has raised 26.5 million euro in funding for the development of a product to treat heart failure CEO Eamon Brady says the financing is an important milestone that will enable the company to tackle an enormous ...

yesterday 09:37 open_in_new
Increased losses at Irish arm of Galway businessman Declan Ganley

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Irish arm of Galway businessman Declan Ganley’s communications technology company, Rivada Networks, increased its accumulated losses last year by €300,000 to €1.3 million The company owned by the Abbeyknockmoy based businessman sells patented technology ...

yesterday 09:37 open_in_new
Slight decrease in Galway unemployment figure

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Unemployment in Galway was slightly down last month according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. While overall unemployment is decreasing in Galway, some areas experienced a slight jump in November. The total number of people out of work in ...

2018-12-11 20:31 open_in_new
Developers of Glenamaddy solar farm successfully appeal financial contribution condition

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The developers of a planned solar farm in Glenamaddy have successfully appealed a condition which would have required them to pay over a quarter of a million euro to the county council. Elgin Energy had been granted planning permission for a solar farm with ...

2018-12-11 19:17 open_in_new
Connacht Rugby submits plan for Sportsground redevelopment

Galway Bay fm newsroom – City planners are due to make a decision in February on a 30 million euro plan to redevelop Connacht Rugby sportsground. The planning application comes after a detailed design process and extensive public consultation. The project would provide a stadium that can ...

2018-12-11 16:53 open_in_new
Independent review group recommends closure of Eyrecourt post office

Galway Bay fm newsroom – An independent review group has upheld An Post’s decision to close Eyrecourt post office. The East Galway post office close to the Offaly border is one of 18 branches in Galway selected for closure as part of a restructuring plan. After receiving a 70 page ...

2018-12-11 16:53 open_in_new
Man arrested in relation to death of woman on Portumna farm

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman at a farm in Portumna earlier this year, have arrested a man today. 75-year-old Chrissie Treacy died after being struck by an agricultural vehicle at the farm at Boula on April 27.

A man ...

2018-12-11 16:52 open_in_new
Galway Fianna Fail councillors to plead with party leadership to vote against merger

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A delegation of Fianna Fáil councillors from Galway is travelling to Leinster House today to try and convince the party leadership to vote down the proposed amalgamation of the city and county councils. The Dáil is due to vote on legislation regarding the planned ...

2018-12-11 13:29 open_in_new
Recruitment of 18 paramedics in Galway enables allocation of additional ambulance

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Eighteen new paramedics have been recruited in Galway – which will allow for the allocation of an additional ambulance in the county. The National Association of General Practitioners says the overall number of additional paramedics is expected to rise to 23 by ...

2018-12-11 12:27 open_in_new
Renewed call for safety barriers at N65 near Kilmeen Cross

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transport Infrastructure Ireland is being urged to immediately install safety barriers along the N65 near Kilmeen Cross. Galway East Junior Minister Ciaran Cannon says the measure is needed along what’s known locally as the Bog Road – due to considerable ...

2018-12-11 11:14 open_in_new
Extra 4 million euro approved for Galway County Council

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to get an extra 4 million euro in funding from the government. Galway West T.D Hildegarde Naughton says the funds will be provided over the next three years. Tune in to Galway Bay fm news for more…

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2018-12-11 09:59 open_in_new
Ketamine amongst drug seizures in Galway

A large quantity of ketamine – an anaesthetic commonly used as a horse tranquiliser, but also used recreationally and as a date rape drug – that was destined for use in the city’s night-time economy, was intercepted by Galway Gardaí.

Ketamine, when used legally, is a prescription ...

2018-12-10 23:38 open_in_new
Man jailed for throttling Garda in violent struggle

A man who almost choked a Garda while holding him and another Garda in a ‘judo hold’ has been sentenced to a total of eighteen months in prison.

Daniel Bane (25), from 13 Ard Esker, Tuam Road, Athenry, appeared in custody before Galway District Court where he pleaded guilty to ...

2018-12-10 23:38 open_in_new
Protection scheme for Silverstrand stalled

The coastal protection project between Sailín and Silverstrand continues to be stalled due to the foreshore and marine unit’s continued refusal to grant a licence nearly five years on from the application.

The City Council’s former Acting Director of Services for Environment Gary ...

2018-12-10 23:38 open_in_new