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Galway Bay Charity Swimmers Raise €80,000
#GalwayBay - Even swarms of jellyfish weren't enough to stop the more than 50 swimmers who took a dip for a good cause in the eighth annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Swim last weekend. As the Irish Independent reports, hundreds…
Galway Sea Festival Sets Sail with Galway Bay Sailing Club Annual Regatta
The flagship event of the Galway Sea Festival is the Galway Bay Sailing Club Annual Regatta. The regatta which takes place from Friday evening through to Monday afternoon involves three days racing in Galway Bay. Founded in 1969 the Galway…
Galway Port Expansion '99 Per Cent Ready To Go'
#GalwayHarbour - Plans for the expansion of Galway Harbour are "99 per cent ready to go", as the Galway Independent reports. Eamon Bradshaw, CEO of the Galway Harbour Company, said that the application for the new development would be submitted…
Fodder Crisis: Minister Considers Shipping Hay to Galway Harbour
#ShippingHay-Cargo deliveries of hay to Galway Harbour port is under consideration of Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney in a bid to address the fodder crisis, according to Galway Bay FM. Roscommon/South Leitrim Independent TD Denis Naughten says the Minister has…
BIM Pulls Out Of Galway Bay Fish Farm Meeting
#FishFarm - Galway Bay FM reports that Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has pulled out of a public meeting on the proposed Galway Bay deep sea fish farm scheduled for this evening (25 April). The Sinn Féin-organised meeting at the Westwood…
No Raw Sewage Discharge From Mutton Island Says Galway City Council
#GalwayBay - A Galway City Council official has denied claims that raw sewage from a treatment plant at Mutton Island is being discharged into Galway Bay. As the Galway Advertiser reports, Ciarán Hayes told a special meeting of the council…
Groups Appeal For Clarity Over Galway Bay Fish Farm Plans
#FishFarm - Groups opposed to the controversial deep-sea fish farm in Galway Bay have written to TDs asking them to bring clarity to the growing conflict over the proposals. As the Southern Star reports, the groups have asked for a…
Galway Harbour Co Gets Extra Time for Pre-Expansion Works
#GalwayPort - Galway Bay FM reports that the Galway Harbour Company has been given extra time by city councillors for the demolition of buildings in the docks area to make way for the upcoming port expansion. Planning permission was granted…
Squabbling State Agencies Skip Fish Farm Debate
#FishFarm - The expected debate between two State agencies at loggerheads over the proposed Galway Bay deep-sea fish farm failed to take place as planned over the weekend as neither body sent a representative. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Inland…
Councillor's Concern Over Galway Bay Fish Farm
#FishFarm - A Galway county councillor has declared his reservations over the proposed deep-water organic salmon farm off the Aran Islands, as Galway Bay FM reports. Cllr Jim Cuddy said at this week's meeting of Galway County Council that concerns…
Galway Port Has 'Regional Significance' As Expansion Permission Sought
#GalwayPort - Galway's city manager has welcomed the recognition of Galway Port by Government as a 'port of regional significance'. As previously reported on, the National Ports Plan launched this week brings about a move away from a 'one…
TDs At Odds Over Galway Bay Fish Farm Plans
#FishFarm - Galway Bay FM reports that two West Galway TDs are at loggerheads over the proposed deep-water organic salmon farm for Galway Bay. Eámon Ó Cuív of Fianna Fáil says Marine Minister Simon Coveney is showing inappropriate support for…
Govt Seeks Permission To Extend Aran Islands Air Service
#AranIslands - Galway Bay FM reports that the Government is seeking EU permission to extend for another year the public service contract for the daily air service to the Aran Islands which expires in August The €6-million contract provides for…
Govt 'Will Follow Procedure' On Galway Bay Fish Farm Says Minister
#FishFarm - The Government 'will follow procedure to the letter' regarding the proposed €100-million deep sea fish farm for Galway Bay. That was the message from Marine Minister Simon Coveney in the Dáil last week, as reported by Galway Bay…
Galway Port Plans Must Look To The Future Says Ex Statoil Head
#GalwayPort - A former director of Statoil has said Galway needs to look "10, 20 or 30 years ahead" to make use of the vast potential of the marine sector amid plans for the redevelopment of the city's port. As…
Thousands Attend Fish Farm Protest in Galway
#FishFarm - As many as 2,000 people attended the protest in Galway against the proposed deep sea fish farm off the Aran Islands at the weekend. As previously reported on, the demonstration was organised by Galway Bay Against Salmon…

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