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Boil water notice issued for parts of Loughrea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A boil water notice has been issued for homes and businesses on Barrack Street in Loughrea.
The notice has been issued following a recent drinking water quality test which revealed the presence of E.Coli in the supply.

Businesses and homes on both sides of Barrack Street are supplied by the Loughrea-Knockanima Public Water Supply.
They’re now being placed on boil water notice – after E. Coli was detected during a water quality test.
The area affected includes both sides of Barrack Street from the Green to Lake Road – the rest of Loughrea is NOT affected by the notice.
Irish Water says it is working to resolve the situation as soon as possible; in the meantime, customers are being advised to boil water before use, including for food preparation and brushing of teeth.

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Vodafone secures permission to replace telecommunications infrastructure in Oranmore with larger structure

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Vodafone Ireland has secured planning permission to replace a telecommunications structure on Main Street in Oranmore with a taller piece of infrastructure.

An Bord Pleanála has given the project the green light subject to six conditions.

The project led by Vodafone Ireland Limited seeks to remove an existing 15 metres telecommunications support structure and replace it with a new 24 metre unit.

County Planners refused the application in February citing concerns including that the development would be visually obtrusive, would seriously injure the amenities if the area and the value of property in the vicinity.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned the county council decision in granting permission with revised conditions.

One states the mast and all associated antennas and equipment are removed from the site when no longer required.

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Protest in Galway City this afternoon in opposition to British Government legacy proposals

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Galway city this afternoon in opposition to the British Government’s legacy proposals.

The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are behind the National Day of Action against the proposed amnesty preventing prosecutions for conflict related offences.

Sinn Féin Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell will be the guest speaker at the Galway protest which takes place in Eyre Square at 2pm.

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Man missing from Athenry found safe and well

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man missing from Athenry has been found safe and well

39 year old Nicholas Crouch had been missing since Monday

Gardai have confirmed that he has been found, and is safe and well

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