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Line speed and kicking will be key in Connacht v Ospreys says Friend

Line speed and effective kicking will be key to combatting the offensive threat of the Ospreys when Andy Friend’s Connacht side face them this weekend. Connacht will face the Welsh team this Sunday, January 24 at the Sportsground in the Guinness PRO14, after the match was rescheduled from last November. Head Coach Andy Friend said […] Galway Daily …

Drop in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals following peak

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals has dropped by four since yesterday’s high of 143. There are 129 confirmed cases at UHG today, while 10 patients are being treated for the virus at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe. There are 11 COVID-19 patients in UHG’s intensive care unit […] News – Galway Bay FM …

81 people report side effects after getting COVID vaccine in Ireland

Out of tens of thousands of people who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine before 11 January, just 81 reported side effects, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said this evening. Chief Executive of HPRA Dr Lorraine Nolan reassured people today that they were generally consistent with the known and anticipated side effects which emerged during […] Galway Daily …

Man sentenced to six years for life-changing city centre assaults

A Loughrea man was sentenced to six years in prison, of which he will serve at least four and half years, for a pair of assaults on two unrelated men which left them both with life-changing injuries in Galway City Centre. David Bannerton (45), of An Crannog, Loughrea was sentenced this week after previously pleading […] Galway Daily …

132 new COVID-19 cases in Galway, 3,231 nationally and 60 further deaths

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 60 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of these, 59 deaths occurred in January 2021. 1 death occurred in December 2020. The median age of those who died is 85 years, and the age range is 65 to 100 years. There […] News – Galway Bay FM …

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  • Average age of Covid-19 cases in Galway remains lowest nationwide
    by GBFM News on January 22, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average age of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Galway remains the lowest nationwide. The figure is unchanged from last week at 31 years of age – followed by Sligo at 33, and Kerry at 35. However, the age profile has increased significantly in recent weeks. Shortly before Christmas, the

  • Local authorities urged to work with bus firms on Park and Ride at Galway Airport
    by GBFM News on January 22, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway’s local authorities are being urged to work with local bus companies on establishing a park and ride facility at Galway Airport. Councillor Alan Cheevers says with the proper infrastructure and bus lanes from the airport to the city, it would be the prime location for such a facility. It

  • Local TD raises concern over high levels of Covid-19 infection in hospitals
    by GBFM News on January 22, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Roscommon-Galway Deputy Denis Naughten has raised concerns over high infection rates of Covid-19 in hospitals nationwide. He says hospitals have consistently been to the fore regarding new outbreak figures – yet there is still no serial testing being carried out. He says a new report from the HSE shows there

  • Over €1m to support disabled students and mental health services at NUIG and GMIT
    by GBFM News on January 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than €1m in funding has been allocated to NUI Galway and GMIT to support students with disabilities and mental-health difficulties. The money will be used for the development of infrastructure and services at both institutes to ensure greater inclusion and access. €518 thousand will go towards works at GMIT,

  • NUIG researchers contribute to major international study on breast cancer
    by GBFM News on January 22, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at NUI Galway have contributed to major international study on the identification of risk genes for breast cancer. The results of the ‘BRIDGES’ study show there are nine specific genes associated with risk for the disease. BRIDGES stands for Breast Cancer Risk after Diagnostic Gene Sequencing. DNA samples collected

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  • Calls for mediator to be appointed in special needs education dispute
    by Briain Kelly on January 22, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Calls have been made for a mediator to resolve the impasse on reopening special needs education between the department and unions. Galway East TD Seán Canney said that there has been too much public rhetoric surrounding the issue, and that a solution is needed for families. “Children and their parents are at their wits end

  • Kiltullagh/ Athenry Road blocked after crash
    by Michael Malone on January 21, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    The Kiltullagh to Athnery Rd (R348) remains blocked between Kiltullagh itself and the M6 flyover after a crash this afternoon. The road has been blocked for over two hours, and Gardaí are at the scene. Update 8.30pm: The road has now been cleared. Updates to follow…

  • Coronavirus: 51 deaths and 2,608 cases, 132 in Galway
    by Michael Malone on January 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    The Department of Health has reported 132 new cases of Covid-19 in Galway this evening, taking the number of cases reported here in the past two weeks to 2,624. Health officials reported a total of 2,608 new cases across the Republic, and 51 further deaths related to Covid-19. There have been 532 deaths related to

  • Doctors and nurses at Galway Clinic still waiting for vaccine
    by Michael Malone on January 21, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Consultant Cardiologist Brendan O’Cochlain has said that doctors and nurses at the Galway Clinic still haven’t received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Speaking on Nuacht a hAon on Raidió na Gaeltachta on Tuesday, Dr O’Cochlain said that just 50 doses of the vaccine was given to the entire hospital last week. “A lot of doctors and

  • Galway Captain Jack Glynn named U20 Football Player of the Year
    by Briain Kelly on January 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    The Galway U20 Football side has been recognised for its incredible achievements, with Captain Jack Glynn and Manager Donal Ó Fátharta being named Player and Manager of the Year. Following the end of the 2020 season, EirGrid announced the top 20 performers in the past year at the annual 20 U20 awards. Having played a