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FOUR STILL HELD AFTER MILLTOWN DRUGS SEIZURE

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Four men who were arrested following the seizure of drugs worth an estimated 2.5 million Euro in Milltown, North Galway are still being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station in Galway City this morning (Sunday).

Two men, one in his mid-40s and one in his mid-50s, were arrested initially after the drugs seizure at a warehouse on a secluded industrial estate off the busy N17 route in Milltown yesterday morning. Two other men, both in their 30s, were arrested when Gardai stopped and searched a car in Tuam yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.

The four men arrested are being questioned at Mill Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.

It is understood that all those arrested are of Asian nationality.
Gardai from the Divisional Drugs Unit at Mill Street Garda Station in Galway, assisted by local Gardai and the Regional Support Unit swooped on the building in an industrial estate in Milltown. They seized approximately 3,000 cannabis plants and drug growing paraphernalia.

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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