Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new report has found that average house prices in Galway City have risen by 2.9 percent in the last year, while prices in the county have remained static.
The Real Estate Alliance House Price Index shows the Covid-19 pandemic has had little impact on house prices nationwide.
Despite fears of a downturn in the market during the crisis, the price of a three-bedroom semi-detached house across the country fell by just 0.15 percent over the past three months to 235 thousand euro – an annual decline of -0.56 percent.
According to the report, the average price of a 3-bed semi detached home in Galway City has risen to 287 thousand euro, while the average price for the same property in the county remains at 165 thousand euro.
Sligo has seen the largest average price increase in the province at 3.8 percent – with Mayo recording the biggest drop down 4.1 percent.
Real Estate Alliance spokesperson Barry McDonald says market activity has picked-up since the easing of lockdown restrictions….
Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.
It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.
One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.
Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.
Man dies following house fire in Moylough
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.
It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.
It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.
Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.
25 more cases of Covid-19 diagnosed and one new death confirmed by Department of Health
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.
There has now been a total of 1,744 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Thursday 9th July, the HPSC has been notified of 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,589* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.
“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.
“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.