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Man due before courts after Garda chase near Tuam Bypass

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man is due to appear before Castlerea District Court this morning following a Garda chase near the Tuam Bypass last evening.

The man was arrested after refusing to stop for Gardai and later crashing into other vehicles.

Late yesterday afternoon, Gardai received reports of a vehicle engaged in dangerous driving on the N17.

They were forced to undertake a containment operation when the vehicle failed to stop.

It later collided with two other vehicles near the Tuam Bypass – but no injuries were reported.

The driver – a man aged in his 20’s – was arrested at the scene and taken to Tuam Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He’s since been charged and will appear before Castlerea District Court this morning.

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  • The Health Minister is encouraging parents and young people to seek information from reliable sources as registration for COVID vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds will open next Thursday
  • Covid-19 walk-in vaccination centres will once again open in Clifden and the city this weekend
  • Partners will be able to attend 12 week maternity scans and C-sections under new HSE guidance to be issued to hospitals tomorrow
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€320k to support street enhancement works in towns and villages across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – €320 thousand has been awarded to support the enhancement of streetscapes in towns and villages across Galway.

The allocation is part of a national €7m fund announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humpreys.

Projects eligible for funding include the painting of buildings in vibrant colours, commissioning of murals, restoration of historic shopfronts, and the installation of canopies and street furniture.

It also supports works such as the decluttering of streetscapes with the removal of unnecessary signage or wires.

Local Senator Aisling Dolan says it’s all about working with local communities to make towns and villages places to live, work and visit.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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Film company sets sights on big international productions for new Galway Airport studio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The CEO of Danú Media, which is set to open a new film studio at the former Galway Airport in Carnmore, says they’re setting their sights on attracting large international productions.

The Spiddal-based Film and TV company has confirmed it will spend between €2.5 and €3 million on redeveloping a large section of the site subject to planning approval.

Danú’s CEO Siobhán Ní Ghadhra has said the majority of the investment will be spent on sound-proofing the airport hangers and creating ancillary work spaces; such as make-up and wardrobe rooms.

The new studio which will be known as Atlantic Studio is expected to create up to 200 jobs when it becomes operational in 2022.

The goal is to establish Galway as a key location for high-scale movie and TV production, and showcase the talent, scenic locations and world-class production facilities on offer.

Siobhán Ní Ghadhra said they hope to develop the facility further in the future to attract bigger, international projects – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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