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Contractor for Ballinfoille project to be selected shortly

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The preferred tender for the long awaited Ballinfoille Neighbourhood Centre project is expected to be selected in two to three weeks time.

The community has been campaigning for the facility for some thirty years now.

The plans which had been estimated to cost more than two million euro had been subject to a re-assessment of tender applications after the initial contractor pulled out last August.

It went up on the eTenders website at the beginning of March after city officials advised that the tendering process undertaken in the last year had proven inconclusive.

13 expressions of interest were received by city officials and following assessment, five to six tenders are now in contention for the project.

The city council will select the preferred tender in the coming weeks.

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Man dies following Abbeyknockmoy crash

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a road traffic collision in Abbeyknockmoy this morning.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle involved, a man in his late 40s, sustained serious injuries during the collision at around 6.30 near O’ Donohoe’s.

He was taken to University Hospital Galway where he has since passed away.

A post mortem examination will be conducted at a later date.

Forensic Collision Investigators are currently examining the scene and the road remains closed with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were traveling in the Abbeyknockmoy area at approximately 6:30am to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Galway one of four counties with COVID-19 incidence rate under 50

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is one of four counties with a COVID-19 incidence rate lower than 50.

Galway has a 14-day rate of 44.6 with 115 cases of the virus notified in the period.

Kerry has a rate of 46.7, Westmeath has a rate of 45.1, Wexford has recorded a rate of 26 while Leitrim has the lowest at 21.8.

Donegal remains the county with the highest rate of the infection at 219.9.

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NUIG Professor set to lead global study on impact of COVID-19 on young people

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An NUI Galway Professor is set to lead a global study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.

Director of NUIG’s UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Professor Pat Dolan will spearhead the Youth as Researchers Global Initiative.

To date, more than 100 countries have signed up and six thousand young people have applied to be researchers on the international project.

The study will focus on wellbeing, education and learning, use of technology, human rights, youth-led action and civic engagement.

Meanwhile, the results will be presented in videos, posters and reports and shared acorss the media and on social media.

The initiative will have its official launch online this Friday, which will include a talk from patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, actor Cillian Murphy.

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