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Clonbur meeting to formally close VEC structure

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The existing VEC structure is to be formally closed at a special meeting in Clonbur on Friday (June 28).

The meeting of County Galway Vocational Education Comittee takes place in Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre where County Mayor Liam Carroll will also turn the sod for new facilities there.

After Friday’s ceremonial closure, the county and city VECs are then to merge with Roscommon to form the Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board.

In 2014, FAS is also due to merge into the group.

Outgoing CEO of County Galway VEC Joe McDonagh is to move to the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board.

Galway city native David Leahy will take up the post of CEO of the newly formed Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board, moving from his post as head of North Tipperary VEC.

All boards are to be established by next Monday July 1st.

The Clonbur meeting gets underway at 2 on Friday afternoon.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.

Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….

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Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.

The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.

In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.

Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.

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