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Galway farmers being charged four times normal price for fodder

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway farmers are being charged up to 40 euro for a bale of straw – four times the usual price – as the fodder crisis continues.
The matter has been raised this week by Ballinasloe area councillors, who have agreed to write to the Agriculture Minister to immediately provide meal vouchers for those affected.
The long, harsh winter and delayed growing season is to blame for a nationwide lack of fodder, and it’s claimed those with enough feed are cashing in on the crisis.
Councillor Dermot Connolly says dealers from the south and south-east are now charging up to four times more than the normal rate.
For more on this story, tune into Galway Bay FM News at 5pm…

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Late Bishop Martin Drennan remembered for his “bright mind” and love of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Bishop Martin Drennan has been remembered by his brother Fr Michael Drennan for his bright mind, sense of humour and love of Galway.

Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend and his funeral took place today.

Mourners gathered at Galway Cathedral to celebrate his life, including bishops and priests from across the country, Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins, TDs and Senators.

Words of condolence also came from as far away as the Vatican, as Pope Francis passed on a message for Bishop Drennan.

The funeral service was opened by Bishop Michael Duignan, with music by the Galway Cathedral Choir and Homily delivered by Fr Michael Drennan:

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Plaque unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate murdered Corofin taxi driver Eileen Costello O Shaughnessy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A plaque has been unveiled at Eyre Square to commemorate Corofin woman Eileen Costello O’ Shaughnessy, who was murdered in Galway 25 years ago.

Gardaí have today renewed their appeal for information on the murder of the well-known taxi driver and mother-of-two on November 30th, 1997

She picked up a fare to Claregalway that day – her car was later found abandoned and her body was discovered off the N17 the following day.

Despite extensive investigations since then, no-one has been charged with her murder.

Several members of Eileen’s family were at today’s event, as well as friends and former colleagues.

Her brother Martin spoke to David Nevin about his late sister.

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