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Galway homeowners could be overpaying on insurance

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway homeowners could be overpaying on their home insurance by up to 500 euro.
That’s according to a new study from Insure My House dot ie, which shows variations of several hundred euro between quotes from brokers and banks.
Many home owners see banks as the first port of call when seeking home insurance, but according to the new study, this could be hurting their pockets.
A new price comparison survey from Insure My House dot ie, has shown 3 sample cases of Galway properties, where quotes from major banks and insurance brokers vary by hundreds of euro.
For example, a claim free 3 bed terraced house in Ballybane worth 215 thousand euro was quoted between 247 euro and 741 euro for the same policy.
Similar variations were seen in sample cases of homes in Monivea and Knocknacarra.
Deirdre McCarthy of Insure my House dot ie says that since providing home insurance is not a primary function of banks, they won’t necessarily find the best deal for customers.

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Gardaí request motorists to avoid M6 westbound junction near Athenry

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- A section of the M6 westbound is closed near Athenry, due to a serious traffic collision between Junction 18 (Rathmorrissey) and Junction 19 (Oranmore). Ambulances are at the scene, traffic is being diverted and Gardaí are requesting that motorists avoid the area.

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Gardaí and emergency services at scene of three vehicle collision at M6 Athenry junction

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of a traffic collision on the M6 Galway Dublin motorway, close to the Athenry junction.

It’s understood three vehicles were involved in the collision which occurred shortly after 2pm .

The road is closed with local diversions in place to facilitate access for the emergency services.

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HSE reverses decision to outsource catering facilities at St Francis Home in Newcastle

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Galway Bay Fm Newsroom- The HSE has reversed its decision to outsource catering facilities at St. Francis Home in Newcastle to a private company.

Deputy Catherine Connolly says the decision was initially taken as the space was needed to facilitate additional staff in primary care.

She argues the decision to close an essential and award-winning service to solve an accommodation problem would be completely unacceptable.

Deputy Connolly cites the long history of the centre providing high-quality meals to those attending the daycare centre, as well as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Merlin Park.

The HSE has now confirmed the catering service will remain in-house, though it will now operate from a site in Merlin Park.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Galway West Deputy Connolly says it’s a vital service and we cannot afford to lose it.

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