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Man admits to manslaughter in Glenamaddy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Latvian man, who denied murdering another Latvian man in Glenamaddy two years ago, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

37 year old, Sergejs Krauze, with a former address at Dudley Heights, Glenamaddy, had denied murdering 30 year old Juris Buls on a date unknown between July 7th and 23rd, 2011, when he appeared for trial last Tuesday at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Galway.

Det. Sgt. Michaell O’Driscoll of Tuam Garda Station gave evidence that Mr Buls had been murdered over the sale of a car.

He said the accused man’s brother, Andrejs Krauze, had carried out the killing and had dumped the body in a drain in woods near Creggs village, 10 miles from Glenamaddy.

The jury was discharged today when Sergejs Krause pleaded guilty to Juris Buls’ manslaughter.

Mr Justice Barry White has adjourned sentencing in the matter to next Thursday.

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.

52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.

An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.

The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.

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More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.

The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.

In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.

The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.

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