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Man dies following single-car crash in Barna

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man in his sixties has died following a road crash in Barna village in the early hours of this morning.

The local man’s body was taken to University Hospital Galway for a post mortem after his car struck traffic lights near the entrance to Supervalu in Barna at about 5.40am.

Gardaí in Salthill are investigating.

In Loughrea, a 20-year-old man is in a critical condition after a single-vehicle crash on the outskirts of the town at around 4.30 this morning.

The man, who was a passenger in the car when it struck a ditch on the N66 Loughrea to Gort road, was taken to UHG but was later moved to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

The driver and second passenger of the car were uninjured.

The road at Barna re-opened shortly before 10am, and the N66 Loughrea to Gort road re-opened this lunchtime following a forensic investigation of the scene.

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Galway public urged to give blood as stocks critically low

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Galway public are being urged to give blood as stocks are now critically low.

Donors can visit GiveBlood.ie to register their details and will be contacted when a clinic is taking place in their area.

Paul McKinney is Operations Direct at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says they’re currently at less than six days supply.

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Local TD claims HSE are “law unto themselves”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD is claiming that the HSE are a “law unto themselves”.

Michael Fitzmaurice was responding to comments by a spokesperson for the Consumer Association of Ireland that TDs seem forget about their local consituencies once they’re elected.

However, Roscommon/Galway Deputy Fitzmaurice argues that while TDs don’t always get it right, sometimes it’s out of their hands.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he claims the health service has taken the power away from the politician.

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Minister Anne Rabbitte says “everything on the table” regarding budget measures

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Minister Anne Rabbitte has given an assurance that “everything is on the table” when it comes to measures being examined for the upcoming budget.

Speaking to Galway Talks, she said the Government is looking at absolutely everything, with a focus on the “squeezed middle” and the most vunerable.

She also noted that in her own constituency of Galway East, there’s a huge reliance on the car due to lack of public transport, as well as vehicles for farming.

Galway East Fianna Fail Minister Rabbitte says she knows many people are in urgent need of help.

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