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200 women march in city centre to urge action on heart disease

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway based heart charity Croí is urging women to take action against heart disease.

Up to 200 women and teenagers dressed in pink t-shirts marched to the sound of drums from Spanish Arch to Eyre Square this lunchtime.

The group handed out leaflets to onlookers in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease in women.

The event was organised by Croí, who say heart disease is not just a man’s disease and more women need to take preventative action.

Chief Executive Officer of Croí, Neil Johnson says it’s important to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

We will have an extended feature on this issue on FYI Galway from 5 this evening.

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Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.

The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.

More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.

While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.

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Average house in Galway city takes four weeks to sell

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average house in Galway city takes just four weeks to sell, with prices rising by 3.1 percent between July and September.

In the city, the average house price is now €330,000, while in the county it has risen by 2.4 percent to €210,000.

Nationwide, there is disparity in the rate of inflation, with MyHome.ie registering a fall in asking prices of 1.3% in the third quarter of the year.

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Drink and drug driving offences in Galway increased on last year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Drink and drug driving offences in Galway have increased by almost 30 percent compared to this time last year.

The CSO has released the Crime Offences figures, which are still under Reservation.

It comes at the start of Irish Road Safety week (Monday 3 October to Sunday 10 October).

So far in 2022, 156 drivers have been discovered over the legal alcohol limit.

While 31 drivers have been caught under the influence of drugs in the county, according to CSO figures of the Galway Garda Division.

It’s a combined total of 187 incidents so far this year in Galway – an increase of 28 percent on the 146 reported incidents last year

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