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MAN RECEIVING TREATMENT FOLLOWING SALTHILL INCIDENT

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man at the centre of last night’s incident in Salthill is receiving treatment this morning.

The man in his early 40’s was taken off a rooftop balcony by Gardai following a four-hour operation.

Gardai say that the incident was brought to a safe conclusion with no injuries shortly before 10pm.

The man, who has a County Galway address, went out onto a rooftop balcony at the Radharc an Chláir apartment building- which is opposite the Galway Cultural Institute on Grattan Road in Salthill- at around 5.30 last evening.

He was dressed in black and was holding what looked like a fuel container.

Emergency services, including the Garda armed response unit, arrived at the scene and a fire brigade cherry-picker was raised to the level of the balcony.

Up to 100 people gathered at the scene as the incident unfolded, and the man was heard at times speaking to two fire fighters in the cherry-picker.

The incident came to a safe conclusion shortly before 10pm, when a number of Gardai emerged from an apartment onto the balcony.

They brought the man inside the building, and he was taken to Mill Street Garda station but Gardai say he is not under arrest.

The man has been described by the Gardai as traumatised, and he is receiving treatment

 

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HSE Notified of 1,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The HSE has today been notified of 1,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

This is an increase of 172 on yesterday’s figure.

The five-day moving average of cases stands at 1,305.

282 COVID-19 patients are in hospital this morning with the virus – a decrease of 15 in the last 24 hours.

65 Covid patients are in ICU.

The decrease in figures is also shown in figures for Galway University Hospital.

As of 8pm yesterday evening, there are 11 receiving treatment with 4 in ICU, the same as 24 hours previously.

In Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, there are 2 receiving treatment, an increase of 1 on the day previously.

There is also 1 in ICU, also an increase of 1 on 8pm on Thursday.

MEANWHILE

The Minister for Health has announced the removal of all States from the Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list.

Six South American countries were the last nations left on the list.

Over 10,000 people entered Mandatory Hotel Quarantine – which was introduced in March.

Travellers into Ireland must still abide by the relevant travel regulations including the need for a PCR test if they’re not vaccinated.

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Ballinasloe Fair Co-ordinating group officially cancel this year’s events.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Ballinasloe Fair co-ordinating group have made the decision in the interest of public health and safety to officially cancel this year’s events.

The overall co-ordinating group plan to meet at the end of the year to make plans for 2022 and to celebrate this year’s anniversary.

In a statement released this afternoon, The coordinating committee said they would like to thank the local community, sponsors and all the associations involved for their ongoing commitment and support.

They added that they looked forward to welcoming all participants and visitors to Ballinasloe Fair and festival in 2022 for the 300th anniversary.

The statement concludes by saying that no parking is permitted in the Fair Green area or its environs.

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Irish Independent reveals five Galway TD’s have assets over 1 million euro

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Irish Independent has revealed that Five Galway TD’s have assets worth over 1 Million Euro.

The Rich List, published in today’s paper, has found there’s 68 TDs with assets to the value of a million or more.

The five are, In Galway West Eamon O’Cuiv and Noel Grealish, In Galway East Sean Canney and Ciaran Cannon and in Roscommon/Galway Denis Naughten.

The newspaper’s Political Rich List, is based on a detailed examination of the value of their properties, land, businesses, shareholdings and pensions.

Independent TD Michael Lowry tops the list, with assets estimated to be worth over 7 million euro.

The project also revealed that one-quarter of the 160 TDs in the Dáil are landowners or property investors, with some renting up to four properties.

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