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Contract awarded for Connemara coastal protection works

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has awarded contracts for coastal protection works in Connemara.
The contracts are for works at Tra na Mban in Spiddal and Sruthan Pier in Carraroe.
Tim Flaherty was successful in securing the contract for the construction of approximately 150 meters of rock armour and the repair of 150 meters of existing costal protection at Tra na mBan in Spiddal.
Public seating benches will also be installed and 20 meters of footpath will be replaced.
The works are due to begin shortly and are expected to last four weeks.
Meanwhile, Hernon Stoneworks Limited was awarded the contract for improvement works at Sruthan Pier in Carraroe.
The work will include the construction of a new quay wall and stairwell.
Access ladders, safety railings and mooring rings will also be installed.
Works are expected to begin shortly.

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.

52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.

An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.

The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.

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More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.

The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.

In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.

The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.

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