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Agreement signed for €15 million state funding for Galway 2020

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An agreement has been signed that gives the green light for Galway 2020 to receive €15m in state funding.
The performance delivery agreement, between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Galway 2020, sets out a list of requirements for the funding.
It aims to ensure that the money is invested and used in a transparent, effective and responsible manner.
The Galway 2020 project has been dogged by controversy in recent months, including a string of high level resignations.
Gaeltacht Minister Seán Kyne says the latest agreement is critical to help realise the objective and aims of the ambitious project.
Fine Gael Minister Seán Kyne says Galway 2020 will help regenerate Galway’s culture and bring it to the European stage, for more on this tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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High level of cocaine now available in Galway city highlighted by Garda Chief Superintendent

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Over half a million euro worth of cocaine has been seized in Galway city since the start of the year.

The latest meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been told that €539,000 worth of the Class A drug has been confiscated by Gardai since January.

Cocaine remains the most common drug seized by Gardaí across the city so far this year but Chief Superintendent Tom Curley says Gardaí only seize about 10 percent of the available supply and admitted it’s “frightening” the quantity of drugs in circulation.

Galway City Central Councillor Eddie Hoare who is a member of the Galway JPC says the high level of cocaine now in circulation in Galway is having major knock on effects.

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1,578 new cases of Covid 19

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Ireland.

The Department of Health says the five-day moving average of cases has now fallen to 1,736.

Earlier today, there were 484 people with the virus in hospitals, including 73 in ICU.

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Glenamaddy Boil Water Notice is lifted

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Boil Water Notice issued for 800 households using the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect.

Irish Water says following consultation with the HSE, water in the areas of Glenamaddy, Cloonminda, Bushtown and the Knockmascahill Group Water Scheme is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued on 30 September due to a deterioration in raw water quality at Glenamaddy Water Treatment Plant.

Following a number of satisfactory water samples and confirmation that the water treatment plant had returned to normal operation, the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted.

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