Galway Bay fm newsroom – Independent Michael ‘stroke’ Fahy says he will have to re-consider his position as a county councillor if the local authority does not deal with the flooding crisis.
The Loughrea area councillor and several other families in Caherduff near Ardrahan have been marooned by floods for almost two weeks.
Fellow county councillor Bridie Willers, who lives in Grannagh in the parish of Ardrahan claimed this week that South Galway had been ‘abandoned’.
The Fine Gael councillor, who had to evacuate her home because of flood waters, said she didn’t accept Europe wanted to see families forced to move.
Thousands of acres of land across the county are still submerged by flood waters following the recent storms and heavy rains.
Councillor Michael Fahy is appealing to the county council to take action to save homes in his locality.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, he says he will have to consider his position on the county council next week if something is not done
Three arrested after seizure of almost €1m of cannabis in Kilcolgan
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three people have been arrested after almost €1m of cannabis was seized in Kilcolgan.
It follows a search carried out late yesterday afternoon which uncovered a growhouse in the area.
Members of the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit searched a premises in Kilcolgan at around 3.30pm as part of Operation Tara.
They discovered a sophisticated growhouse operation and seized suspected cannabis plants worth €950 thousand.
Two men, both in their 40’s, and a woman in her 30’s, were arrested at the scene.
All of the drugs seized will be sent for analysis and Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says the seizure is a significant blow to those trafficking illegal drugs in Galway – and Gardaí will continue to work to tackle and dismantle drug networks.
Almost 60% Galway’s small and medium enterprises are investing in upskilling the workforce
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 60% of Galway’s small and medium sized enterprises are investing in training and upskilling their workforce.
That’s according to research by business support and mentoring programme MentorsWork.
They also found that just over half of Galway’s SMEs understand the implications of tech threats, and almost half are up to date with automation and digitalisation.
Acting Director of the Small Firms Association, Elizabeth Bowen, stresses the importance of training and upskilling.
Increased Garda presence across city in light of recent assaults
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s now an increased Garda presence across Galway city in light of the recent level of serious assaults.
At this week’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said assaults causing harm are a serious concern.
He said Gardaí are putting resources into tackling the issue, and foot patrols have been increased.
But it was noted that more Gardaí on the beat means some other specialist units are having to make do with less resources.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says there will be a highly visible presence in the city for the rest of this month.