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Front Line Workers remembered and honoured this afternoon with National Services Day celebrations in Galway

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – National Services Day, an annual day of recognition and commemoration of all Frontline, Emergency, Security and Safety services across the country, takes place with celebrations in the city this afternoon.

The day recognises the work of emergency and frontline workers, and has been held on the first Saturday of September since 2018.

A private formal wreath laying ceremony will be held in the Quadrangle at NUI Galway this afternoon with three wreaths being laid.

One in honour of healthcare/frontline workers, the second will be laid in honour of the community volunteers whom continue to support their communities and a third will be laid in honour and remembrance of the Deceased. It must be stressed that this is a private ceremony.

A parade of emergency vehicles will also take place beginning at 12.30 from Spanish Arch with the route travelling through the city.

The route will pass the following: Wolfe Tone Bridge, Fr Griffin Road, The Prom on to Barna Junction and up Cappagh Road, on to the Western Distributor Road and Bishop O’Donnell Road and Siobhan McKenna Road.

From there to Thomas Hynes Road and the Newcastle Road and over the Quincentenary Bridge to Sean Mulvoy Road and Moneenageisha.

From there, on to the Dublin Road, Doughiska Road, Monivea Road and the Ballybane Road to the finish of the Parade at GMIT.

The Parade is expected to last approximately an hour.

All residents of Galway City on the route are asked to come out and fly the tricolour throughout the parade.

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Gardai at scene of public order offence at Tuam Graveyard

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are currently at the scene of a public order incident at Tuam Graveyard.

FYI Galway understands the incident, which involves large numbers, broke out after a funeral.

The emergency services are also at the scene, and there are unconfirmed reports of injuries.

The situation is causing long traffic delays in the area.

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Foul play not suspected in discovery of body on Kinvara coastline

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Following the post mortem examination Gardai are treating the discovery of a woman’s body near the coast in Kinvara as a tragedy which rmeans foul play is not suspected

A person out walking near the shoreline made the discovery at around 11.30 yesterday morning at Doorus, north of Kinvara

Gardai say efforts to identify the deceased are ongoing this evening

A spokesperson for Gort Gardai told FYI Galway the post mortem examination concluded this afternoon and An Garda Síochána are treating the death as a tragedy

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Coming up on FYI Galway@5

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  • Contact tracing is being stopped in primary schools and childcare facilities from Monday. It means testing of asymptomtic close contacts will be discontinued. The changes do not include special education facilities.
  • Following the post mortem examination Gardai are treating the discovery of a body near the coast in Kinvara as a tragedy. Efforts are underway to identify the woman.
  • Sinn Fein MLAs are welcoming Joe Biden’s latest warning to Boris Johnson about risking peace in Northern Ireland, by tampering with the protocol.
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