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High level information event for Galway’s community and voluntary groups

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Public Participation Network will host a special information and networking event tomorrow evening in Claregalway.
The Galway PPN enables over 800 community and voluntary groups to liaise with local and national government to have their say on issues that affects them.
The network helps groups to elect representatives to local authority committees and other policy making boards and agencies.
Tomorrow’s free event will feature over 20 information stands from services and organisations from across Galway, along with a talk on the challenges to living in rural Ireland by the CEO of Irish Rural Link, Seamus Boland.
The gathering takes place tomorrow evening from 6.30 in the Claregalway hotel.
Galway County PPN Resource Officer Denise Feeney says the event is an excellent way for community groups to learn from each other, tune in to FYI Galway from 5 for an extended interview on this topic.

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Knocknacarra lotto winner makes contact with National Lottery to claim December prize

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Knocknacarra winner of the Lotto Match 5 + Bonus from the 12th of December has come forward to claim their prize, just two weeks before the claim deadline.

The winning ticket, which is worth 46 thousand euro, was sold at Clybaun Stores on the Clybaun Road on the day of the draw, one of two winners of the Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize of 92 thousand euro.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery say we are now making arrangements for the lucky winner to make their claim in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the Lotto jackpot for tomorrow night (27th February) will roll to an estimated €5.5 million.

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69 new COVID-19 cases in Galway, nationally 776 and 29 further deaths

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

17 of these deaths occurred in February, and 12 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29 – 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 25th February, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 394 are men / 379 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties. **

As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 23, 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 238,841 people have received their first dose
  • 134,439 people have received their second dose

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

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*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,251 cases reflects this.

**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.

Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days days (as of midnight 25 February 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases** (to midnight 25Feb2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 25Feb2021)New Cases during last 14 days (to 25Feb2021)
Ireland77664422310,619
Offaly1719395.1308
Galway6938328.2847
Dublin278235299.74,038
Louth4529286.3369
Longford56278.9114
Laois1513277.5235
Monaghan88275.3169
Limerick3938270.9528
Westmeath1320269.2239
Kildare5237261.6582
Mayo2017252.9330
Waterford915243.6283
Meath5735240.5469
Carlow138202115
Cavan88193147
Tipperary2219193308
Donegal4827187.2298
Leitrim<5318158
Clare812156.5186
Wexford<56129.6194
Wicklow910108.1154
Roscommon<55103.867
Sligo55100.766
Kilkenny6591.791
Cork202168.5372
Kerry<5535.252

~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.

  • 7 day incidence is 102.6
  • 5-day moving average is 644
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HSE confirms considerable progress made on Old Grove Hospital in Tuam

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE has confirmed that progress is being made on the development of the Old Grove Hospital site in Tuam.

At this week’s meeting of the Health Forum West, it was revealed that tenders are currently being assessed, with a report to be finalised this week.

In response to a query from Councillor Donagh Killilea, it was confirmed that the project has been prioritised by the HSE and an allowance has been made in the HSE capital plan to award the contract and progress the works this year.

Galway County Council granted planning permission for the project at Vicar Street in 2017, which will involve the part-demolition, refurbishment and remodelling of the building in two phases.

Phase one will incorporate mental health and shared services while phase two would accommodate early intervention and disability services.

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