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Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Brian Walsh, has welcomed a decision by the Galway City Council to grant a material contravention of the City Development Plan, which will pave the way for the development of a new primary school in Knocknacarra.
Irish TV cameras caught up with a team from the Galway Hospice as they took on Croagh Patrick in the hospice's annual fundraiser. All proceeds raised from the climb will go directly towards funding the Galway Hospice home care, day care and bereavement support services, which cost in excess of €1.6 million each year to run.
Construction work on the new bridge at Clydagh, part of the €3.5 million N59 Road upgrade in Moycullen, is not likely to lead to traffic restrictions near the bridge for the initial bridge building phase.
Contracts have been signed for the construction a new Garda Divisional Headquarters, opposite Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Murrough, and work is expected to begin shortly.
More than 1,800 people have joined the Galway Bike Scheme, taking some 11,200 journeys by bike in first five months of 2015, but the success of the scheme is highlighting the need for more cycle lanes in the city.
Almost 1,900 Mayo farmers have applied for the first tranche of GLAS funding.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be canvassed on site next week for a commitment to provide funding for the promised new state of the art Galway Hospice facility at Merlin Park.
While those in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, it was 'Independents Day' in the chamber of Mayo County Council last Monday, when Independent councillor Michael Holmes was elected as the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Holmes' election to the role of first citizen of the county came about through a post election pact by the 10 Fianna Fáil councillors in the council and five of the independent councillors who were elected last June.
There's a new top man in local politics in Ballina.
Galway county councillors have issued a strong message to the Government that the present level of air service to the Aran Islands must be maintained. Aer Arann has administered the service to the islands since 1970 and currently operates daily flights to Inis Mór, Inis Oirr, and Inis Meáin. All flights which take about 10 minutes from lift-off to touch down, depart and arrive from Connemara Regional Airport. The contract for the service is now up for renewal and there are fears due to a cut from Government to the air service subvention, the service will be reduced.