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Council to assess Galway islands damage in next few days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Engineers from Galway County Council will travel to the Aran Islands and Inishbofin this week to assess the damage of the recent bad weather and begin repairs.

High winds and high tides combined with heavy rainfall have caused damage and flooding around the county.

The worst affected areas are along the coast and parts of south Galway as well as the islands.

Minor roads in the county remain closed in some areas as flooding remains.

The worst affected areas are from Roundstone to Ballyconneely and Renvyle and Cahermore and Kiltartan around Gort.

Council Council crews will travel to Inis Mór tomorrow to see the damage at Manistir and Kilmurvey aswell as Kilronan.

Michael Muldoon is a resident on Inis Mór.

He says the island has been badly hit again and urgent work is needed.

Council engineers will also travel to Inishbofin in the next few days to begin repair work on protection measures.

Simon Murray is manager on Inishbofin and says the island now has damage on every side.

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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
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Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

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Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

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