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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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Leading climatologist warns floods like those currently affecting Galway will worsen in the future

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A leading climatologist has warned floods like those currently affecting Galway will worsen in the future

John Sweeney’s comments come as large areas of land in the west and midlands remain badly flooded.

A number of roads in Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary are impassable

In this area, South Galway is the worst affected

Mr. Sweeney says unless changes are made, the flooding seen this week will be a recurring theme – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Mental health family support programme rolled out in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An initiative is being rolled out in Galway which aims to support families with members who are dealing with mental health issues.

Family Talk is a six week programme to help parents and children start the conversation about a parent’s mental illness.

In 2018, the national mental health division agreed to fund a national research project to evaluate family interventions where parents are suffering from a mental illness.

To date, 30 families in Galway have taken part in Family Talk – including giving feedback about their experiences of it to researchers.

The programme is open to families in Galway and Roscommon and the closing date for applications is March 31st.

Christine Mulligan from the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research at Maynooth University says people can sign up through their local health provider – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Progress on temporary solution for pedestrian access to new Clarin College in Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A temporary solution is expected to be delivered to provide pedestrian access to Clarin College in Athenry before its opening in Septmeber.

The status of a planned footbridge was raised with officials by Athenry/Oranmore councillor Shelly Herterich Quinn at this week’s meeting in County Hall.

The meeting heard progress has been made on a temporary solution for access with discussion with relevant landowners, while the more final solution for the footbridge is also being progressed.

It’s expected a temporary solution is likely to be required to facilitate the September opening of the school.

Councillor Herterich-Quinn says it’s welcome news as it’s important that children have safe access….

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