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20 percent drop in Tuam crime figures

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Crime figures for the Tuam area for the first nine months of this year are down dramatically on the same period last year.

Superintendent Pat McHugh has told the Joint Policing Committee of Tuam Town Council, that there was a drop of 18 per cent in crime figures from January to October, compared with the same period in 2012.

Serious assaults were down by 25 per cent to nine this year and while there were 39 Section 2 less serious assaults this also showed a similar drop on last year’s figures.

There were 74 arrests for Public Order Offences, down by nine per cent and 53 cases of criminal damage to vehicles represented a 12 per cent drop. Burglaries were also down as were thefts from cars and while there were four reported instances of counterfeit €50 notes in Tuam in recent weeks three were detected.

Thefts from shops were up by 35 per cent but Superintendent McHugh spoke of setting up a business watch and a text alert system involving the traders and Gardai. He also said that there is to be greater use of the Galway Drugs Unit in Tuam between now and Christmas after seizures of drugs worth over €2.5 million in this Garda District and a number of arrests so far this year.

But the number of people arrested for drunk driving was up by 27 per cent on last year with many of those drivers breathalysed in the mornings.

Mayor Imelda Kelly and town Councillors complimented Superintendent McHugh and the Gardai on a very comprehensive report with many positives for law and order in the area.

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Gardai appeal for information following damage to boat at Oughterard Pier

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Gardai in Oughterard are appealing for information after a boat was damaged in Oughterard last month.

Significant damage was caused to the rear of the boat while it was moored at Oughterard Pier and Gardaí believe the damage was caused by another vessel, or pleasure craft.

The incident is believed to have happened on a date between the 12th and 17th of May.

Gardaí are interested in speaking with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the pier on these dates and who may be able to assist them with their enquiries.

In particular they are anxious to talk to anyone who may have witnessed a collision with this boat or who may have video footage, including dash cam footage, of this location covering the dates in question.

Anyone with information is asked to make contact with Garda Peter Naughton at Oughterard Garda Station on (091) 557320 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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LISTEN: Seamus Walsh is elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Connemara Municipal District

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Walsh is new Cathaoirleach of Connemara Municipal District

He was elected at last evening’s meeting, where warm tributes were paid to outgoing chairman Fianna Fáil councillor Gerry King

He was praised for how he carried out his duties in the difficult and unprecedented year of the pandemic. 

Councillor Walsh started by saying the most immediate danger to their location was the county development plan

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319 new cases of COVID-19 in the Republic

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 319 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

60 patients are in hospital with the virus – the lowest in almost nine months.

That includes 23 in intensive care – which is the lowest this year.

There are no COVID patients in UHG and 3 in Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe, one of whom is in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate is 113 per 100,000 people, as of Wednesday night.

There were 126 cases of the Indian or Delta variant by May 29th.

Meanwhile, as coronavirus infections rise in Britain, the British Medical Association is calling for the final easing of restrictions in England to be delayed.

The UK government’s due to announce on Monday whether the last stage of its roadmap will go ahead on June the 21st.

The BMA says it shouldn’t happen until there’s a better understanding, of how the recent increase in cases affects the number of people in hospital.

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