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21 new cases of COVID-19 in Galway, 359 nationally (lowest daily figure since mid-December) and 3 further deaths in March

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 3 deaths occurred in March, 10 in February and 1 in November. There has been a total of 4,333 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Monday 1st March, the HPSC has been […] News – Galway Bay FM …


COVID-19: Just one death reported today and 40 Galway cases

One additional death related to COVID-19 to COVID-19 has been reported by the Department of Health today, which occurred in January. There have also been 687 new cases reported to, of which 40 are in Galway, the fourth highest figure in the country. The 14-day incidence rate in Galway is now 257.7 cases per 100,000 […] Galway Daily …


NUI Galway researchers caution over retrofitting and radon

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Ireland’s residential retrofitting programme should ensure ventilation is carefully considered to avoid an increase in levels of radon gas in homes, researchers at NUI Galway have found. A team from the University’s School of Physics conducted one of the first studies of its kind to quantify the impact of improved […] News – Galway Bay FM …


TY students take part in 5-week law programme by Bar of Ireland

Transition Year students from Galway and across Ireland are taking part in the Bar of Ireland’s annual ‘Look into Law’ Programme which kicked off last week. The programme, now in its sixth year, has a schedule of recorded webcasts and content aimed at giving TY students a first-hand look at the life of a barrister […] Galway Daily …


Three COVID-19 deaths recorded in Galway last week

Three people died in Galway from COVID-19 between 12 February and 19 February, taking the overall number of Covid deaths here since the start of the pandemic to 95. This was a significant decrease in deaths compared to previous weeks – the first week in February saw a total of 24 Covid deaths in Galway, […] Galway Daily …


26 new COVID-19 cases in Galway, nationally 613 and 35 further deaths

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 35 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 21 of these deaths occurred in February, 12 occurred in January, 1 in November, while one further death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age […] News – Galway Bay FM …


37 new COVID cases in Galway as county becomes 2nd worst hit in Ireland

A further 574 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by health officials this evening, as well as 56 more deaths related to the virus. Galway has 37 new cases of the disease, taking the 14-day incidence rate here to 327.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants with 845 cases confirmed in the past fortnight. Galway now has […] Galway Daily …


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  • Low number of Covid-19 patients at Galway hospitals remains stable over recent days
    by GBFM News on March 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – The low number of people being treated for Covid-19 at Galway’s public hospitals has remained stable in recent days. There are currently 12 people being treated at UHG, of whom 5 are in the ICU. While at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, there are 6 patients being treated for the virus,

  • Slight drop in Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims across Galway
    by GBFM News on March 2, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a very slight drop in the number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment across Galway. 25,082 people will claim the payment today – a drop of over 200 people compared to this day last week. Nationally, almost 469 thousand people will receive the PUP payment this week,

  • Concern over considerable drop in admission rates at Acute Mental Health Unit at UHG
    by GBFM News on March 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns are being raised over a considerable drop in admission rates at the Acute Mental Health Unit at UHG. The matter has been raised at Regional Health Forum West level by Councillor John Connolly. He notes that occupancy rates last year were down considerably, with over two thousand less patients

  • Shannon masterplan set to see major redevelopment of Connacht Harbour in Portumna
    by GBFM News on March 2, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A masterplan for the Shannon is being unveiled today and includes a major redevelopment of Connacht Harbour in Portumna. The Shannon tourism masterplan sets out to invest more than €70 million in visitor facilities in the Shannon river region by 2030 and aims to boost visitor numbers by 400,000 over

  • Work to commence on new cardiothoracic ward at UHG in May
    by GBFM News on March 2, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works are to get underway on a long awaited new cardiothoracic ward at UHG in the coming months. The HSE says funding approval is being finalised for the project, with work earmarked to begin in May. The matter has been raised at Regional Health Forum West level The Forum previously

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  • Schools encouraged to engage with city council on pedestrianised drop off zones
    by Briain Kelly on March 2, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Schools in Galway City are being encouraged to work with the city council on creating pedestrianised school streets during drop off and pick up times. Galway City Councillor Owen Hanley said that the School Streets programme can create a safer and calmer environment for parents and children walking and cycling to school. The programme involves

  • Pandemic Unemployment numbers in Galway fall for third week running
    by Briain Kelly on March 2, 2021 at 9:56 am

    The number of people receiving pandemic unemployment payments in Galway has continued to decline for the third week in a row. There are 25,082 people in Galway who are receiving a pandemic unemployment payment today, down 222 on last week. The Department of Social Protection is paying €140.34 million in PUP to 468,847 today. This

  • COVID-19: Just one death reported today and 40 Galway cases
    by Briain Kelly on March 1, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    One additional death related to COVID-19 to COVID-19 has been reported by the Department of Health today, which occurred in January. There have also been 687 new cases reported to, of which 40 are in Galway, the fourth highest figure in the country. The 14-day incidence rate in Galway is now 257.7 cases per 100,000

  • Galway allocated over €4 million for Housing Adaptation Grants
    by Briain Kelly on March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    More than €4 million has been allocated for housing adaptation grants in Galway City and County this year. The  Housing Adaptation Grants are meant for specific home improvements that can help older people and those with a disability to live independently at home. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien today announced a €75 million funding for

  • “Wrong decision at the worst possible time” – Galway TD on BOI branch closures
    by Michael Malone on March 1, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Today’s announcement of branch closures across the island by Bank of Ireland is the “wrong decision at the worst possible time”, a Galway West TD has said. Mairéad Farrell TD made the comments after the bank announced this morning that it will close over a third of its branches in the Republic and more than