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Inishboffin pier and buildings destroyed in storm

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While all major coastal roads in Galway are operational again after the weekend storm a Co Council official says that some minor roads may still be closed due to debris and flooding this Sunday.

Director of Services Liam Gavin says some minor roads in the Renvyle peninsula are still closed and the people of Inishboffin island are still counting the cost of severe damage to infrastructure there in the storm.

Locals on the island say it was the most severe storm, with highest waters, in living memory.

The North Beach was breached and a 30-foot gouge puts homes at serious risk of isolation. The landmark pier and fish curing station of the village of Rusheen in the East End of the island, and its promenade wall, has been reduced to rubble.

Local say that the loss of the pier, a landmark but also a significant part of the bay’s defences, puts the village seriously at risk.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.

Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….

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Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.

The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.

In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.

Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.

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