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Emergency roadworks to get under tomorrow in Claregalway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Emergency road repair works will get underway tomorrow morning in Claregalway.
The works will take place for the next two days from 9.30 to 6pm on the N83 (formerly the N17) through the village.
There will be a stop-go system in operation.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys, or use the new M17/M18 motorway to bypass Claregalway.
Meanwhile, the council came under fire this morning after temporary traffic lights installed on the N59 at Killeen’s Corner due to spot flooding, caused traffic chaos for commuters.
Some drivers reported journey times of up to an hour and a half from Moycullen to Galway.
However the county council has told FYI Galway that the leaking pipe has been repaired so the road is fully open this evening and will be fully open in the morning.
The spokesperson added that more work will be needed in the near future to try and find the source of the problem.

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Emergency services attend multi-car crash on M6

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Emergency services are attending the scene of a multi-car collision on the M6.

The incident involving three cars took place on the M6 westbound, between the Rathmorrisey and Oranmore exits.

Long tailbacks are reported with traffic reduced to one lane.

Gardaí are at the scene and say nobody has been seriously injured in the collision.

Motorists are advised to expect some delays.

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Homes in the West of Ireland at increased risk from radon

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Large parts of the country – and in particular homes in the West – have been found to be at increased risk from radon.

New radon maps, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency, show an increased risk from radon in Ireland, with 170,000 homes now predicted to be at risk of radon exposure above the national reference level.

This is an increase of 45,000 homes, from the previous estimate in 2002.

The gas is naturally occurring, particularly in rock in western counties, and is linked to 350 new lung cancer cases in Ireland each year.

Senior scientist with the EPA, David Fenton, says it’s a significant public health risk and people need to act.

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Mairead Farrell says Government “tone deaf” over rental crisis

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Mairead Farrell says the Government is “tone deaf” over the ongoing crisis in the rental sector.

She told the Dáil there’s an endless stream of people attending her office at Bohermore to seek help for their housing situation.

She once again highlighted the huge number of properties available on short-term platforms like AirBnB – but a total lack of properties on rental platforms like Daft.

Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell argues the Government is effectively doing nothing to make a real impact on the situation.

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