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Death of man on Shop Street not thought to be suspicious

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The body of a man found on Shop Street in Galway city centre this morning has been removed to University Hospital Galway

The body was found between Treasure Chest and the Galway Camera Shop after 7 this morning

The scene has been sealed off by Gardai from Mill Street station but at this early stage the death is not believed to be suspicious

It’s understood the man who died is in his¬†thirties and is a native of the city

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30 SIPTU community workers protest in Eyre Square over pay

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approximately 30 SIPTU workers carrying flags and banners have gathered in Eyre Square to protest over pay

The protest is part of the 24 hour work stoppage in the community sector and Section 39 organisations in Galway, Dublin and Waterford

The industrial action is part of the Valuing Community campaign, with the workers calling for their first pay rise in 14 years.

The Galway city protesters have been speaking to our reporter David Nevin

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73 patients on trolleys at Galway public hospitals today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 73 patients on trolleys at Galway’s public hospitals today.

There are 55 people awaiting a bed at UHG, making it the second most overcrowded hospital in the country.

Meanwhile, there are 18 patients on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

It comes as recent figures show that last month was the worst June on record for both UHG and Portiuncula.

Nationally, the most overcrowded hospital today is University Hospital Limerick, where 83 patients are waiting for a bed.

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Local MEP says EU funding could help develop Galway Port

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local MEP says funding opportunities at EU level could help develop Galway Port.

Eight councillors across the city and county visited the European Parliament last week as guests of Midlands North West MEP, Maria Walsh.

They’ve been discussing funding opportunities for the region, with some focus on Galway Port.

MEP Maria Walsh says meeting with local councillors gives the EU an idea of where funding needs to go:

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