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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 Afloat.ie, the demonstration was organised by Galway Bay Against Salmon…
Protest in Galway Over Fish Farm Plans This Weekend
#Fishfarm - Galway Bay FM reports that a major protest is set to take place in Galway this weekend against the proposed deep sea fish farm off the Aran Islands. Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages is organising the demonstration from…
Search For Galway Man Extends To Coastal Areas
#GalwayBay - Galway Bay FM reports that the search for a missing Galway man has been expanded to a coastal search. Tom Ward, 39, was last seen in Galway city centre on 7 February, and was reported missing by his…
'Fast-Track' On Cards For Revived Galway Port Development Plans
#GalwayPort - Revived plans for the €200 million redevelopment of Galway Port may take a great leap forward in the next few weeks with the publication of a new policy document by the Minister for Transport. The Galway City Tribune…
Post-Mortem Scheduled for Body Recovered from Galway Bay
#GalwayBay - A post-mortem was scheduled for today (25 January) to determine the cause of the death of a man recovered from Galway Bay yesterday, according to the Irish Examiner. As Galway Bay FM reported yesterday, the body was taken…
"The World" Looks Forward to City of the Tribes
#GALWAY CRUISECALLS –The World, the exclusive ultra-luxury residential passenger ship is to open the 2013 cruise season to Galway Harbour when she is to make a two-night visit during July, writes Jehan Ashmore. In addition three cruiseships are also to…
Galway Ironman Triathlon Cancelled Due To Funding Issues
#GalwayBay - Funding issues have resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the third annual Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Galway later this year, as the Galway City Tribune reports. Organisers have expressed their sorrow at having to call…
Fisheries Forum Lambasts Minister Over Galway Bay Fish Farm Decision Process
#FishFarm - The National Inland Fisheries Forum (NIFF) has criticised as "flawed" the consent process regarding the proposed deep-sea fish farm in Galway Bay which has stirred much controversy in recent weeks. In a letter to the Department of Agriculture,…
Groups To Protest Marine Minister's Office Over Galway Bay Salmon Farm
#FishFarm - A group opposed to the Galway Bay deep-sea salmon farm proposals has announced it will protest the constituency office of Marine Minister Simon Coveney this Saturday 15 December. In a statement to the media, No Salmon Farms At…
Angling Writer 'Deeply Concerned' Over Aran Islands Fish Farm Plans
#GALWAY FISH FARM - In his latest angling column for The Irish Times, Derek Evans writes of his 'deep concern' over the proposed deep sea salmon farm off the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. Making reference to new research that…
IFI Board Issues Statement on Galway Bay Fish Farm
#GALWAY FISH FARM - The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has issued a statement on the proposed Aran Islands deep sea salmon farm in Galway Bay, which has been the source of some controversy in recent weeks. The board…
BIM Brings Fish Farm Consultation to Aran Islands
#GALWAY FISH FARM - Galway Bay FM reports that a series of direct public consultations on the proposed Aran Islands fish farm in Galway Bay will begin this week. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is organising the meetings on the islands…

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