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County Cathaoirleach makes call for Independent TDs to address concerns over West’s exclusion from cabinet table

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

The new Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council is calling for Independent TDs to oppose the west’s exclusion from the newly formed cabinet.

Independent Councillor James Charity says western Independent TDs need to hold an emergency meeting to formulate a regional response to the exclusion.

It comes as the new senior government positions were filled over the weekend, with no representative from west of Shannon being given a senior cabinet position.

Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton has been appointed as Super Junior Minister at the Department of Transport, while Fianna Fail Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has been named Government Chief Whip.

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Investigation underway following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An investigation is being carried out following a plane crash near Athenry yesterday.

A man and a woman – both aged in their 60s – were taken to University Hospital Galway following the light aircraft crash in a field near Killimordaly GAA club around 1.30pm.

It’s understood the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing in the Cessna 172 following engine trouble when the crash happened.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Personel from the Air Accident Investigation Unit attended the scene and will carry out an investigation into the incident.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Albert Dolan says investigators need time to establish what exactly happened…

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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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.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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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.

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