Galway Bay Fm Newsroom
The teenager who died in a crash overnight in the Inagh Valley, on the road between Recess and Kylemore, is from the Carraroe area.
The 19-year-old man was a passenger in a car involved in a single vehicle collision that occurred on the R344, Inagh Road, at approximately 2 am this morning (Sunday).
A Garda spokesperson has told Galway Bay Fm that five others travelling in the car were taken to University Hospital Galway with injuries that are not life threatening.
The name of the young man who died is not being released untill all his next of kin have been informed.
The R344 which was closed for a number of hours after the crash reopened before lunchtime today (Sunday).
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact them at Clifden Garda Station on 095-22500
Gort highlighted in report raising concern over long-running boil water notices
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new report raising concerns about the number of long-running boil water notices nationwide has highlighted Gort as a prime example.
The boil-water notice in the South Galway town was in place for four and a half months and affected almost 3 thousand residents.
A new report from the Water Advisory Body – which was set up to monitor and improve Irish Water – notes a “disappointing trend” with regards long-running water notices.
It further notes concerns in other areas, including a drop in the number of areas designated for priority works by Irish Water.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Michelle Minihan of the WAB also says their customer service is another area of concern.
Large parts of North Galway to face water outages today
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Large parts of North Galway will face water disruptions today due to repair works on a major leak.
Crews are working to address a significant leak on the water main at Carheens, Belclare.
There will be disruption to a large area including Kilconly West, Ballyfruit, Garraun, Liss, Logawannia, Annaghdown, Corrandulla, Headford and Crosswood.
Works are now underway – with disruptions expected to last until 7 this evening.
Galway information event on hosting Ukrainians families this Thursday (18/08)
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An information event on hosting Ukrainians families will take place at NUI Galway this Thursday.
The event will cover what is involved in hosting refugees, the supports available and how to sign up and pledge accommodation.
Recent CSO figures found 2,790 refugess have arrived in the county in total.
The information session takes place from 7 to 8:30PM at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society Building, Upper Newcastle Road.
It is presented by Ukrainians help Ukrainians Galway, Association of Ukrainians in Ireland, The Irish Red Cross, Doras, Irish Refugee Council and Nasc.
Registation is free and can be done on eventbrite.ie.