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Castlegar woman loses claim against insurance company

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway woman has lost a case against insurance firm AXA which refused to cover her after her Toyota Landcruiser was stolen.

Mother-of-five, Breege McGath from Polkeen, Castlegar took the case following the theft of her vehicle from her home just before Christmas 2011.

The Judge described her as reckless after hearing that she had left the key to her 4X4 in her handbag in the back of the vehicle.

According to the Irish Examiner, Breege McGath left her handbag with the keys, credit cards and her passport in the back of her car.

She told the Circuit Civil Court that she believed she had locked her car which was parked at the rear of her house, behind locked electronic gates.

Her husband Mike McGath told the court that they had 3 dogs but no-one in the house heard any noise the night of the theft.

Judge Jacqueline Linnane was told that AXA would not insure Ms. McGath claiming she was negligent and reckless with regard to the security of the landcruiser.

The Judge dismissed the 35 thousand euro claim and awarded legal costs to AXA.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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