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Folan family appeal for privacy as Galway Gardaí investigate son’s death

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The family of 41 year old Carraroe man Adrian Folan – whose body was found in a quarry in Liscannor, Co Clare yesterday – has appealed for privacy.
A man remains in Garda custody at Mill Street Garda Station this afternoon following the discovery.
Mr. Folan was last seen alive in Athlone on Thursday, where he was studying in the local IT as a mature student.
His body was discovered at a quarry in Kilconnell in Liscannor in Clare yesterday.
A man arrested in relation to his disappearance is still being questioned at Mill Street Garda station.
He can be held until this evening.
Gardai have issued a public appeal for information from anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the Liscannor area since last Thursday.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the victim’s family has appealed for privacy and says it is a difficult time.

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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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