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Half a million euro lotto ticket sold in city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Someone is half a million euro richer today after buying a winning lottery ticket in the city.

The winning ticket for the Daily Millions Plus Draw, with a top prize of half a million euro was sold at Maloneys Newsagents at Francis Street yesterday.

It was a 9 euro quick pick.

Owner of the shop, Edwina Maloney told Galway Bay fm News that they have many regular buyers of lotto tickets.

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Mayor calls on Gardaí to clamp down on illegal activities across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Mayor of Galway is calling on Gardaí to “stop turning a blind eye” to what she describes as a range of illegal activities taking place across the city.

Mayor Collette Connolly cites examples such as public drinking and urination in public areas, as well as blatant illegal parking in Salthill.

She argues that public drinking has also become the norm on Salthill beaches.

The Mayor has also raised concerns regarding incidents at popular waterways in the city and says seven people have been assisted out of the water in recent weeks by the Claddagh Watch Voluntary Committee.

She argues Gardaí need to be more visible and more proactive when people act irresponsibly……

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Galway rowers make history and take Olympic medal

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ireland has won a bronze medal in the Women’s Four rowing – Ireland’s first medal of the Olympics games with the team including two Galway sportswomen.

Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the Women’s Four of Furbo’s Aifric Keogh, Moycullen’s Fiona Murtagh, with Eimear Lambe and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze.

The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000 metre mark, they pushed passed China, increasing the pressure on GB, before eventually passing them at the closing stages to take home the bronze.

Speaking after the win, Furbo’s Aifric Keogh said their self-belief carried them through.

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Minister and Galway East TD says children with underlying conditions should be prioritised for vaccine

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Disabilities Minister and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte says children with underlying health conditions should be prioritised in the Covid vaccine rollout.

It’s after the government yesterday approved 12 to 15 year olds to get a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

Registration is expected to begin next week, with almost 70% of adults now fully vaccinated.

Junior Minister, Anne Rabbitte, believes kids with an underlying illness should get a vaccine first.

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