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Man remanded in custody over Kilconly drugs haul

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A young man has been remanded in custody regarding the discovery of a substantial quantity of drugs in Kilconly, North Galway.
The 21-year-old appeared before Castlerea District Court today.
Twenty one year old Jaroslaw Dorniak, a Polish national, was arrested after Gardai from Tuam seized drugs with an estimated value of over €27,000 Euro at Beaugh Cottage, Beaugh, Kilconly on Thursday.
He had been detained at Tuam Garda Station under Section 2 of the Drugs Trafficking Act before being taken to Castlerea District Court.
Cannabis plants worth an estimated €17,000 Euro and Cannabis Herb with an estimated value of over €10,000 Euro were seized in the Garda swoop on the house near Kilconly.
The Polish man was charged under Section 3 of the Drugs Trafficking Act regarding the possession of drugs and under Section 15 of the act regarding sale or supply of drugs.
He was further charged under Section 17 of the act regarding the cultivation of drugs.
He was remanded in custody to appear again before Harristown Court next Friday.

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Council seek funding for re-design of “accident blackspot” at Derrydonnell Cross Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is seeking funding for the full re-design of the layout of Derrydonnell Cross in Athenry.

It would include a safety audit at the junction this year, with the aim of creating a more straightforward layout for traffic.

The council has made a submission to the Department of Transport to make it a priority for 2023.

Councillor David Collins outlines what measures could improve safety at the cross:

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Green light for demolition of former Clarin College in Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The go-ahead has been given for plans to demolish the former Clarin College school campus in Athenry.

The two-storey building at Caheroyn Road was vacated with the opening of a new one-thousand pupil school on the outskirts of the town in 2019.

The works will see all permanent and associated buildings demolished, as well as foundations and surfaces.

County planners have granted permission to GRETB for the works with 13 conditions attached.

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UHG was third most overcrowded hospital nationwide during January

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG was the third most overcrowded hospital in the country last month.

728 patients were waiting for a bed during January.

Meanwhile, 417 patients were waiting on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital – the worst January on record for the Ballinasloe hospital.

11,289 people were recorded on hospital trolleys since January 1st

That’s up 2 and half thousand on the same time last year.

University Hospital Limerick continues to be the worst affected by over-crowding, accounting for 10 per cent of the overall figure, at 1,180.

Cork, Galway, Letterkenny, and St. Vincent’s in Dublin make up the top five – totalling of over 3,000.

That’s in stark contrast with the bottom five – Tullamore, Portlaoise, the National Children’s Hospital, Connolly Hospital, and Waterford – with a combined total of 213.

The INMO says, “a lack of adequate planning has put unnecessary stress on nurses and the patients”, describing January’s figures as “unacceptably high”.

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