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M17 remains closed in both directions following collisions

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The M17 motorway between Tuam and the junction with the M6 is closed in both directions this morning due to several collisions.
The county is feeling the effects of Storm Georgina which is moving towards Scotland, but two yellow weather warnings remain in place.
There have been several collisions and overturned cars on the M17 motorway on both sides between the exit for Roscommon and the exit for the M6.
The M17 motorway is now closed between Tuam and Rathmorrisey – Junction 18 and gardaí are advising motorists to slow down on all routes as showers of hail and rain have caused chaos.
There was also a crash on the M18 Galway to Limerick motorway southbound between Oranmore and Ardrahan.

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New temporary Emergency Department to open at UHG in coming weeks

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GBFM Newsroom – A new temporary Emergency Department is set to open at UHG in the coming weeks.

The temporary unit is needed for the construction of a major new block at the hospital, incorporating a brand new permanent emergency department as well as maternity services.

However, that project is still at a very early stage – meaning the new temporary ED will likely be in place for a number of years.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard that it’s expected the unit will open in the coming weeks.

Councillor John Connolly spoke after the meeting.

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Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris

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GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.

Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.

The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.

That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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