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Taoiseach says Government will “consider” minor injury unit for Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach says Government will “consider” a minor injury unit for Galway. But Leo Varadkar told Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil that he cannot give any firm commitment at this time. He acknowledged that minor injury units have proved very important in other regions, in taking pressure off hospitals […] Galway Bay FM …


Lifeboat rescues three aboard boat adrift in the dark

Three people on a boat adrift in the dark were rescued by the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat near Portumna this week. On Thursday evening, the RNLI were called out to assist three people on a 16ft speed boat adrift at the most northern part of the lake near Portumna. It was reported that the three […] Galway Daily …


Galway motorists urged to take extra care due to localised flooding

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists across Galway are being warned to take extra care this morning, due to localised flooding Both main and rural roads are affected, as the status yellow rain warning in place for all of Connacht, Cavan, Donegal and Longford since 10 last night, is just now expiring In Galway, major […] Galway Bay FM …


Renewed call for Park and Ride at Galway Airport

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s a renewed call for a Park and Ride facility to be established at the former Galway Airport site in Carnmore. Deputy Sean Canney says people are tired of hearing about the Outer Bypass as a solution to traffic chaos, when it won’t be realistically built for at least a […] Galway Bay FM …


RSA issues warning of hazardous driving conditions from ice and fog

The RSA is warning motorists to take extra care this evening due to the added risk posed by freezing fog and icy roads. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5 degrees in many areas tonight, as Met Eireann has issued an orange weather warning. As visibility is reduced in such conditions a collision […] Galway Daily …


Family raises over €7,000 for UHG patient comfort fund

An extremely generous gift of €7,330 was recently made to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund at UHG by a patient’s family, in honour of his memory. The family of Rory McNulty, who had been a patient at St. Joseph’s Ward at the hospital, raised the money in memory of him. The family thanked staff at […] Galway Daily …


Fibre broadband ready for order in Athenry and Gort as part of the National Broadband Ireland network

5,000 premises in Athenry and Gort are now available to order or pre-order broadband on the National Broadband Ireland network. This has been announced by National Broadband Ireland, the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government. The National Broadband Ireland network is now live […] Galway Bay FM …


€10 million to help community and voluntary groups with energy bills

The government has launched a €10 million fund to help community and voluntary groups with their energy bills. The scheme has been created due to increased energy costs, which are affecting many organisations. It will open for applications next Monday, November 21, and grants will be paid as early as the end of this year. […] Galway Daily …


Disappointment as no return of Ice Skating rink in Salthill this Christmas

The crisis in business and event insurance has struck another popular Galway amenity, with no ice skating coming to the city this Christmas. Galway Skates announced this week that they will be unable to open in Salthill this holiday season, as they’ve not been able to secure insurance. The business was critical of an insurance […] Galway Daily …


Over 91% of people in Galway fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 91 percent of people in Galway are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CSO figures. The highest rate of vaccination in the county can be found across Connemara and Galway City West on 94 percent. While the lowest is Galway City East on 86 percent. Meanwhile, nationwide, new research by […] Galway Bay FM …