Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are examing CCTV footage following an aggravated burglary in Kiltullagh Athenry last night.
Three men wearing balaclavas managed to flee Duanes hardware and foodstore with a sum of money following the incident.
At about quarter to 11 last night, three men wearing balaclavas and hoodies entered the home of the Duanes, who own the nearby hardware and foodstore in Kiltullagh.
The men forced a family member to open the safe of the business, and managed to get a sum of cash.
One family member received a head injury during the incident, but was not hospitalised.
The three men fled the scene in a high powered vehicle, possibly an audi, and travelled in the direction of Ballinalsoe.
The scene is preserved this morning for a technical examination by Gardaí, who are carrying out enquiries.
CCTV footage is also being examined and anyone with any information is asked to contact Millstreet Garda station at 091 53 8000.
1,392 new cases of COVID-19 nationally
Three areas in Galway have Covid-19 incidence rate above national average
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three areas in Galway currently have a Covid-19 incidence rate above the national average of 413 cases per 100 thousand people.
The highest figure is Galway City East at 541, followed by Connemara North at 459 and Tuam at 458.
Galway City Central is just below the national average at 401, while Galway City West now stands at 363 cases per 100 thousand.
Elsewhere, the figure for Gort Kinvara is 323, Athenry-Oranmore is 247, Connemara South is 239, Ballinasloe is 192, and Loughrea is 185.
Nationally, the Monaghan local area has the highest figure nationwide – with an incidence rate of 1,255 cases per 100 thousand people.
Approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Bord Pleanála has granted approval for 345 build-to-rent apartments at Crown Square in Mervue.
The development is led by crown Square Developments Ltd and would be located at Monivea Road and Joyces Road.
The development consists of several blocks of varying heights – the tallest buildings will have ten floors and stand 30 metres above ground level at Monivea Road.
The project includes 240 two-bed units, 86 single-bed units, and 19 three-bed units.
Also in the plans is a commercial scheme which will feature retail and pharmacy units, a fitness and leisure centre, a primary care medical centre and a creche.
Access and parking arrangements for the proposed housing would be integrated with the office and hotel development authorised on the western part of the site, which’ll also have parking space for 1,200 bicycles.
An Bord Pleanála has now approved the plans with 19 conditions attached.