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Fresh information in probe of GMIT student’s death in Bolivia

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The mother of a former GMIT student shot dead in Bolivia says new developments in the case have brought her light at the end of the tunnel.
Michael Dwyer died in a hotel in April 2009, and authorities there claim he was killed, along with two other men in a shootout after earlier fleeing arrest.
They have alleged he was part of an assassination plot against the country’s president – something his family denies.
The Tipperary man completed a four year construction management degree in GMIT in 2008 and during that time worked as a bouncer in the city.
Now the former public prosecutor in the case has cast doubt over the state’s claims.
Marcelo Soza is seeking asylum in Brazil, and is willing to testify to officials in Europe about his investigations.
Michael Dwyer’s mother Caroline has met with him – she says it has given her some hope of getting justice.

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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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