The Aran Island lifeboat is currently assisting in a rescue operation near the largest island of Inis Mor.
The lifeboat team received the alert call at around 4.15.
It has now met the vessel, a 26 metre fishing trawler, and has established a tow back to shore.
The Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 is also in the air assisting the operation.
It’s understood the vessel, which has six people on board, broke down and was without power about one mile northwest of North Rock.
All crew members on board are uninjured.
TD Claire Kerrane calls for inclusion of oil in Business Energy Support Scheme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Claire Kerrane is urging the Governement to include oil as part of the new Business Energy Support Scheme.
Deputy Kerrane claims the support is excluding businesses based on energy usage.
The Roscommon/Galway TD has raised the issue in the Dáil, however Finance Minister Paschal Donohue says it’s not possible to include oil at this time.
She says it’s important we support businesses, especially over the winter months:
University of Galway research a positive step forward in cancer treatment
University of Galway researchers are working on a project which may help determine tailored breast cancer treatment.
The team has discovered biomakers known as MicroRNAs which can help predict disease recurrence in patients with breast cancer.
Dr Matthew Davey, Professor Michael Kerin and Dr Nicola Miller are leading the team from the University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Dr Miller says they are grateful to the 124 patients who took part in their trial: