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ARMY DEAD HONOURED AT GALWAY CEREMONY

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IRISH army members who died in past wars and on peacekeeping duties were remembered at a ceremony at NUI Galway earlier today.

In glorious sunshine those in attendance heard religious leaders read prayers and vereses in rememberance of the Irish army dead while Mayor of Galway City Padraic Conneely laid a wreath in their memory at the plaque in the Quadrangle.

The event was attended by other members of the city council, the Mayor of Co Galway Cllr Liam Carroll, current army officers and members, as well as retired veterans.

Two of the retired veterans in attendence were former Quartermaster Brendan Conway and ex-Private Hugh Logue.

Retired Quartermaster Conway said the ceremony was an important one to acknowledge the contribution of Irish soldiers who had lost their lives in the course of duty both at home and abroad.
Meanwhile retired Private Hugh Logue recalled his time in the army both at home and on UN duty in Cyprus.

After the last post was sounded by the trumpeters and drummers the Irish flag was raised and soloist Frank Naughton and St Patrick’s Brass Band brought the ceremony to a close with their rendition of the Irish National Anthem.

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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
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Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

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Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

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