Galway Bay fm newsroom – As the good weather continues, the City Council and Gardai are being urged to take a tougher approach to public drinking.
Huge numbers of people have flocked to public spaces such as Spanish Arch and Claddagh Quay in recent days to soak up the sun – many of them with alcohol in tow.
Some argue that it’s a harmless indulgence during a rare spell of hot weather.
However, others believe the high tolerance of public drinking is a uniquely Irish phenomenon and sets a terrible example.
Grievances include high levels of litter, public urination and loud behavior that might discourage tourists from iconic public areas such as the Claddagh.
Our reporter David Nevin has been speaking to Councillor Collette Connolly about public drinking and what she believes should be done:
Galway City Council Recycling Civic Amenity Center To Reopen On Tuesday
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Galway City Councillor Cllr. Terry O’ Flaherty has issued a statement reminding all of those who wish to avail of the Galway City Council Recycling Civic Amenity Centre in the Liosban Industrial Estate that the centre will reopen from tomorrow morning.
The initial opening hours of the facility are from 10.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, 10.00am to 3pm on Friday and 8.15am to 12.30pm on Saturday.
Additional signage has been installed to emphasise the one way system and social distancing measures have been put in place to address COVID 19 regulations.
Customers are advised that this is a self service facility open to residents of Galway City and no commercial use is permitted.
Customers have also been advised to pre-sort all items to reduce the time spent at the facility and to refer to Galway City Council website for a list of items that are accepted and the conditions of use.
2 further deaths from COVID-19, 299 new cases nationally, 11 of them in Galway
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 2,052 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Saturday 28th November, the HPSC has been notified of 299 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 72,241 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 158 are men / 141 are women
- 67% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 34 years old
- 94 are in Dublin, 41 in Donegal, 27 in Wicklow, 14 in Louth, 13 in Limerick and the remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 2pm today 257 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. 7 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Today’s cases, , 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 28 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
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Galway Lotto Player €40,000 richer following last night’s Draw
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The National Lottery is calling on its Lotto players in Galway to check their tickets after a prize worth €40,000 was won on its Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 game on last night’s draw.
The winning ticket, which matched five numbers out of seven on the Lotto Plus game, was sold at Dunnes Stores in the Westside Shopping Centre on Seamus Quirke Road, Co. Galway.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery has asked all players to check their tickets carefully. If it is you, sign the back of the ticket and get in touch with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and they will make arrangements for you to get your prize.
While there were more than 143,000 winners last night, there was no winner of the Lotto jackpot worth €10,284,221 and it heads for a whopping €11 million for this coming Wednesday’s draw.