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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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Galway TD says Government must stop “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway East TD says the Government must stop the “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines before they lose public trust.

It follows the fallout of an event organised by Katherine Zappone which was attended by 50 people including the Tanaiste.

The attorney-general has said outdoor parties of 200 people are allowed – but the hospitality sector and politicians point out this was not known or communicated.

Deputy Sean Canney says the mixed messaging going on is unacceptable and a degree of common sense is what’s needed.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan, he said the Government needs to give a single, unified message to the public.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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Ryanair investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding 8 new routes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ryanair is investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding eight new routes there.

It’s part of the airline’s recovery for the facility after the pandemic.

The majority of the new services will run in the winter, and will include flights to Corfu, Gran Canaria, Budapest and Birmingham in England.

The airline is now calling on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Aviation Taskforce, which includes a new National Aviation Policy.

The Shannon Group has welcomed the investment, and committment, saying it’s an important step on the road to recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ryanair also says its pre-pandemic service hasn’t returned at Cork Airport due to a lack of incentives.

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Participants sought for NUIG study on seafood packaging

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Participants are being sought for a NUI Galway study on seafood packaging and waste management.

The study is part of an EU project which supports the sustainable development of the seafood sector in the Atlantic area.

Ireland has one of the lowest levels of consumption of seafood in Western Europe with very different consumption patterns that produce a lot of packaging.

Ireland tends to consume, on average, higher portions of packaged or frozen seafood, while other European countries lean towards fresh seafood.

The study at NUI Galway aims to understand Irish consumers knowledge of seafood packaging and waste management and how they compare to findings in Spain and Portugal.

Ultimately, the results will be used to help guide public policy that will promote efficient use of seafood packaging.

Participants are being sought for the study, which involves online questionnaires that take approximately 10 minutes – further information is available on the NUI Galway website.

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