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Athenry butcher ordered to remove products from sale

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued an enforcement order against an Athenry butcher last month.
It was for processing and selling ready-to-eat meat products without having the necessary facilities.
It was one of 15 orders made nationwide during July for breaches of food safety legislation.
Last month, the FSAI issued a prohibition order against Michael Walsh and Sons Butcher Shop,The Square, Athenry.
It was served under the EC Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations, 2010.
The authority stated that the butcher’s premises was not approved to sell, process, pack, repack or supply ready-to-eat foods to consumers or other retail establishments, as it didn’t have the required facilities.
It directed that the production, processing or selling of cooked or ready-to-eat meat products be stopped.
The foodstuffs being sold at the time of the inspection included lasagne, cottage pie, various chicken products, potato products, salads and home cooked ham, beef and turkey breast.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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