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Galway Bay fm News brings you the day’s top local, national, and international stories with in-depth analysis.

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7 hours ago

Clarinbridge local, Serena Molloy, is celebrating her win at the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Awards.
Serena is 1 of 6 winners and recieved The Eilís Dillon Award for her début book 'Wider Than the Sea'.
The children's book follows the story of an unlikely friendship between a girl and a dolphin, with illustrations by George Ermos.
The book features dyslexic-friendly blank verse and celebrates neurodiversity and empathy.
Serena has been speaking to FYI Galway reporter Chloe Nolan about her award-winning childrens book:

8 hours ago

Cróí has launched its new mobile health unit, which will travel across County Galway delivering vital life-saving services.
The innovative initiative was made possible by the generous legacy gift from the Joe and Helen O'Toole Trust.
Sarah Slevin attended the launch outside O'Toole's Supervalu in Tuam, and brings us this report:

10 hours ago

Local MEP Maria Walsh is proposing the introduction of a new Minister of State dedicated to Fisheries and the Marine 
The Fine Gael MEP for this region says the industry is the cornerstone of our economy and rural communities.
MEP claims a new Minister of State is needed to undo the historical wrongs that have decimated the fishing industry.

18 hours ago

Renmore Army Barracks has given reassurances that the walkway to Ballyloughane will re-open
The Commanding Officer has confirmed to Independent Councillor Terry O'Flaherty that the gate will remain open for walkers during working hours.
It's understood the original decision was made to protect the security of the barracks and its personnel.
Councillor O'Flaherty says the right decision has now been made for residents in Renmore who use the path regularly:

2 days ago

The public have been giving their reaction to the news that Ward's Corner Store on University Road in the city is to close after 93 years in business. 
The iconic family-run shop has been a staple for countless generations of students. 
Announcing the closure, the store said "it's time to rest after three generations and three families raised".
Tomorrow is its final day of business, according to a sign posted on the door by owner Joe Ward. 
Chloe Nolan went to Wards today to ask the public how they feel about the announcement.
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2 days ago

The Green Party's "flowerpot" economics are seriously damaging the fabric of communities in Connemara. 
That's the opinion of Connemara Independent Ireland councillor Noel Thomas. 
He claims they've been anti-development and anti-roads, without offering any credible alternatives. 
Among his particular concerns are Green Party opposition to the Ring Road, as well as one-off rural housing. 
Councillor Thomas told David Nevin environmentalists are having a very "destructive" impact on Connemara. 

2 days ago

The HSE is confident that a contractor will be sought for a long awaited Primary Care Centre in Spiddal next month.
It follows what have been described as repeated "false dawns" due to endless red-tape, some of which was at a national level.
But at a meeting of the HSE Health Forum West this week, Fianna Fail Connemara Councillor Daithi O' Cualain was told that the way has now been cleared for the project to finally proceed next month.
He's hopeful there'll be no more delays.

2 days ago

The disability parking bays in Ballinasloe town have been upgraded
Local Councillor Evelyn Parsons allocated funds to upgrade seven disability parking bays on Dunlo and Society streets.
She worked with Accessibility Ballinasloe, and says there's no excuse now to miss seeing the markings
 

2 days ago

The Transport Minister has been urged to take action on the long waiting times for driving tests in Clifden.
North Connemara Councillor, Thomas Welby, has written to Eamon Ryan on the matter, after it was revealed Clifden has one of the longest average waiting times in the country, at 21 weeks.
The Independent councillor says people in Clifden and surrounding areas rely on their cars due to poor public transport options.
Councillor Welby says action needs to be taken to ensure the area isn't at a disadvantage:

2 days ago

Government needs to give greater focus to the support of craft apprenticeships. 
That's according to Galway West TD Mairead Farrell, who's told the Dáil that Government is falling far, far short of targets set for overall apprenticeships. 
But she said when it comes to craft apprenticeships, crucial for the construction sector, no targets have been set at all. 
Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell argued Government cannot continue to overlook the situation. 

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