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Gang attempt broad daylight break-in at occupied house in the Claddagh

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are conducting door to door enquiries following an attempted break in at a house in the city this morning.

The search is on for three suspects following the incident which happened between 9 and 10 o’ clock at an occupied house in the Claddagh.

A young man was in the house at St. Ignatius terrace this morning when his dog began barking, alerting him to the attempted break in.

The alleged intruders broke a window at the door to the rear of the house before hearing the dog and fleeing the scene.

A neighbour witnessed three males leaving the house at the time and has given Gardaí a description of two of the suspects.

One is described as being between 13 and 15 years of age wearing dark clothing, the second is roughly 5’10 wearing a pale blue jumper.

Gardaí are now conducting door to door inquiries in the area, and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 091 53 8000.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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