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Four still being questioned about murder of Athenry resident

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai are continuing to question four people in relation to the murder of a man in Athenry.

Krzysztof Ciesielski sustained serious injuries during an assault last week at Cullairbán estate in the town and died in hospital on Wednesday evening.

He had been living in Athenry with his partner and 4 children, who attend a local school.

Krzysztof Ciesielski who lived in Athenry with his family for a number of years, sustained serious head injuries during an incident outside a house at Cullairbaun Estate last Thursday night.

The row involved a number of Irish men and a small number of foreign nationals.

The 40-year-old Polish man, was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital Galway.

He remained on life support at the hospital for the past week, where his family and other relatives from Poland kept a vigil.

He was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening and a post mortem examination has revealed that he died as a result of head injuries sustained in an assault.

Last night, Gardai launched a murder investigation.

Two men aged in their teens and a woman in her 30’s are being detained at Galway Garda Station and a man in his 40’s is being detained at Gort Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.

Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.

This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.

Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.

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University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.

They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.

It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.

Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.

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Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.

Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.

She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.

Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.

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