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Carraroe locals concerned about unanswered Garda calls

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Locals in Carraroe have expressed concerns after calls to the local Garda station were left unanswered.

Locals say they attempted to call the Gardai to report a number of ‘boy-racers’ in the Cheathru Rua area on Sunday night, and the calls were not answered.

Superintendent Kelly of Salthill Garda station told Galway Bay fm news that Carraroe is not a 24-hour station, and operates on a shift basis.

He says only one Garda station in any district operates on a 24-hour basis, and out-of-hours calls to Carraroe are diverted to the district station in Salthill.

In response to local’s concerns, Superintendent Kelly says the opening hours for the Carraroe Station are displayed on the station window.

However, local Carraroe councillor Seosamh O’Cuaig says this is a serious issue.

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Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.

Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.

Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.

Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.

The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:

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Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.

Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997

She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.

Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.

Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.

Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.

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