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Further 1500 people cease pandemic unemployment payment in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A further 1500 people have ceased their pandemic unemployment payment in Galway.

The Department of Social Protection has issued the payment to 439,000 people this week, with 14 thousand people to receive it for the last time.

25, 700 people in Galway received the payment last week, compared to 24,200 who will receive the €350 payment this week.

Nationally, 26,900 fewer people will receive the pandemic unemployment payment tomorrow compared to last week.

The Department of Social Protection has issued the payment to 439,000 people this week, with 14 thousand people to receive it for the last time.

The top three sectors in which people are returning to work this week are retail, food and accommodation, and construction.

63,500 employers have now registered for the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, with around 405 thousand people being supported by it.

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Investigation underway following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An investigation is being carried out following a plane crash near Athenry yesterday.

A man and a woman – both aged in their 60s – were taken to University Hospital Galway following the light aircraft crash in a field near Killimordaly GAA club around 1.30pm.

It’s understood the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing in the Cessna 172 following engine trouble when the crash happened.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Personel from the Air Accident Investigation Unit attended the scene and will carry out an investigation into the incident.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Albert Dolan says investigators need time to establish what exactly happened…

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Stock Image: Cessna 172 light aircraft

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.

It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.

It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.

Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.

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