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Loughrea area cllr Michael Fahy considering return to Fianna Fail party

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Re-elected Loughrea Area Councillor Michael Fahy says he will not rule out a return to the Fianna Fail party.
The Ardrahan based independent councillor says he’s considering a return to the party he represented for 25 years.
Cllr Fahy was elected as a Fianna Fail representative in 1979, 1985, 1991, 1999 and 2004.
He later left the party and was elected as an independent councillor in 2009.
The Ardrahan man was elected again on the eighth and final count for the Loughrea district at Bailey Allen Hall in NUIG on Sunday night.
He received 1437 votes on the first count and had secured 1790 votes by the final count to secure his seat once again.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news after his election, Cllr Fahy did not rule out a return to Fianna Fail.
He also spoke about his past dedication to the party:
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If Cllr Fahy is readmitted to Fianna Fail, it would significantly alter the balance of power within the new county council.
Fianna Fail would then hold 13 seats, Fine Gael with 12 seats, with 10 independents, one Republican Sinn Fein and three Sinn Fein seats.
Fianna Fail held just seven seats in the previous council while Fine Gael held 13.

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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
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Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

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Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

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