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Call for task force to deal with boy racers

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Galway bay fm newsroom – A Galway Senator is lobbying for a task force to deal specifically with the boy racer culture.

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh says there’s been an increase in such activity in the Carraroe and Rossaveal region, and described those taking part as ‘disengaged youths’.

At this week’s meeting of the County joint policing committee County Mayor Liam Caroll said it was happening on motorways too, and that sooner or later people would be reading in the media about cars going out of control.

Councllor Mary Hoade said there was no road safe from this, and she had seen it in Headford and Tuam and even on narrow roads.

Councillor Jim Cuddy said it was a potential for multiple fatalities and that Carnmore and Claregalway were ‘favourite spots’

Chief Garda Superintendent Tom Curley agreed it was much more prevalent now but they were treating it as very serious.

He added that there is ongoing operations, and several people were before the courts.

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh says a mutli-agency approach is needed to tackle the problem

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Request for more time to build sports facility at Inishbofin appealed to planning board

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The county council’s refusal of an application for more time to develop a sports facility at Inishbofin has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

The plan led by Inishbofin Development Company C-L-G to request extra time for the project was refused by the council in April.

The development at Middlequarter involves a single storey sports facility to include dressing rooms, referee room, showers and toilets.

An Bord Pleanála is due to issue a decision in September.

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Gaelscoil Dara Renmore wins national science competition

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Gaelscoil Dara in Renmore has been declared the winner of START, a national science competition

It challenges primary school children aged 8 to 12 to simulate their own trial and report on their findings.

The ‘Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials’ final took place yesterday at NUI Galway

Gaelscoil Dara’s winning entry asked the question ‘do children learn better from a teacher or from each other?’

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Athenry’s Agricultural Show returns for first time since 2019

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Athenry Agricultural Show is returning tomorrow for the first time since 2019.

As with previous years, there will be a wide range of classes in categories such as showjumping, equine, sheep and dog showing, and baking.

Many categories will hold championships, and a range of qualifiers for other shows throughout the country will also be available.

A full schedule of classes is available on the Athenry agri show website.

Assistant show secretary and PRO, Mary O’Keeffe says everyone is excited to see the return of the event.

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