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Footbridge to be completed at Clarin College in Athenry by September

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A long-awaited footbridge to accommodate safe pedestrian access to Clarin College in Athenry is set to be completed by September.

The matter has been raised at Athenry-Oranmore municipal district level by Councillor Shelly Herterich-Quinn.

Senior Engineer Damien Mitchell confirmed all documentation is prepared, and the tender for construction will begin in the coming weeks.

He said it’s expected the bridge will be completed before schools return in September.

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408 confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationally with one additional death – No Figures Released For Galway

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 4,919 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 7th May, the HPSC has been notified of 408 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 252,303* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 205 are men / 202 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old

As of 8am today, 110 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of May 6th, 1,746,912 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 1,267,167 people have received their first dose
  • 479,745 people have received their second dose
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IFA warn farmers to check security following recent spate of farm machinery thefts in the county

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Farmers have been advised to check the security of their farms following an increase in the number of thefts that have taken place around the county.

A number of high-tech farm burglaries targeting trailers, power tools and garden machinery has taken place in Galway that has left farmers thousands of euros out of pocket.

This warning was issued by Galway/Mayo IFA Regional Executive Roy O’Brien who has asked all farmers to review their security measures.

He said that farmers may be complacent at this time of year with the heavy workload on farms along with the countryside being quieter than normal due to covid restrictions.

Speaking to Galway Bay FM News, he also asked farmers to check their insurance policy cover as many may not have stolen goods/criminal liability on their policies.

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City Council backs development of local greenways

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway City Council has backed the development of local greenways

Labour Councillor Niall McNelis submitted a motion for the Local authority to back the proposed Athenry to Claremorris greenway as well as the Galway to Athlone greenway which is currently in stage two of its public consultation process.

The motion further states that the council should back both projects as they will drive tourism and economic growth acoss the west and has been unanimously agreed

Councillor McNelis says it makes sense to back the projects as Galway city will be the ultimate destination for both greenways.

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