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Human skull found on island in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A human skull and bones have been found on the island of Feenish off Carna in Connemara.

This is the second time in four days that human remains have been found on the west Connemara coastline

The finds follow the series of high tides and gale force winds in the recent past.

The last permanent inhabitants left the island of Feenish of the coast of Carna 35 years ago.

It was once a vibrant community with its own national school. There was also a cemetery on the island a long time ago

The human skull found in Feenish may have been unearthed from that area of the island; according to those who found the skull it appeared to be that of a child. A bone believed to be the shin bone of a man was also found nearby. Part of the old school walls were also swept away in the raging seas.

Meanwhile, the human skull found on Trá na mBan in Tully in the Renvyle area is presently in the morgue at University College Hospital in Galway. Tests are to be carried out to see if any identification may be possible.

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County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.

Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.

This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.

Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.

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University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.

They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.

It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.

Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.

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Questions over County Council delays in processing social housing applications

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over the length of time it’s taking for Galway County Council to process social housing application forms.

Galway West Sinn Fein TD Mairead Farrell raised the matter with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Dáil.

She said it’s supposed to be a 12-week window – but it’s taking far longer for some people, and it seems to be due to lack of staff.

Speaking in response, Leo Varadkar said he would ensure the matter is looked into.

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