Galway Bay Fm newsroom
For the first time in its history, NUI Galway is hosting a Diwali Festival for the Indian Community in Galway.
Diwali, which means ‘Array of Lights,’ is a five-day Hindu Festival which falls between mid-October and mid-November.
A special event will take place at 5 o’clock this Saturday evening in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway.
Dean of International Affairs at NUI Galway, Dr Brian Hughes, says Indian students make up a large portion of the student population at the university
Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.
The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.
More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.
While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.
Average house in Galway city takes four weeks to sell
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average house in Galway city takes just four weeks to sell, with prices rising by 3.1 percent between July and September.
In the city, the average house price is now €330,000, while in the county it has risen by 2.4 percent to €210,000.
Nationwide, there is disparity in the rate of inflation, with MyHome.ie registering a fall in asking prices of 1.3% in the third quarter of the year.
Drink and drug driving offences in Galway increased on last year
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Drink and drug driving offences in Galway have increased by almost 30 percent compared to this time last year.
The CSO has released the Crime Offences figures, which are still under Reservation.
It comes at the start of Irish Road Safety week (Monday 3 October to Sunday 10 October).
So far in 2022, 156 drivers have been discovered over the legal alcohol limit.
While 31 drivers have been caught under the influence of drugs in the county, according to CSO figures of the Galway Garda Division.
It’s a combined total of 187 incidents so far this year in Galway – an increase of 28 percent on the 146 reported incidents last year