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Crimestoppers seeks information about theft of church paintings

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Crimestoppers has issued an appeal for information about the theft of paintings from a church in East Galway.

Six paintings were taken from St Peter and Paul’s Church in Kiltullagh exactly a month ago on the 22nd of June.

It’s understood the keys to the back door of the church were stolen a week prior to the theft of the valuable paintings.

Artist Evie Hone was commissioned to paint the scenes in 1946 and they have hung in St Peter and Paul’s Church since then.

They depict the scenes from the third, fourth, fifth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth Stations of the Cross.

Anyone with any information about there whereabouts is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 25 00 25, which is offering a substantial reward.

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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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