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Minister to put Aran Islands PSO flights out to tender again as Aer Arann to cease the service in December

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The department of the Gaeltacht has this tea-time issued a statement on Aer Arann’s decision to end its PSO flights to the Aran Islands from December.
The points to note are that the Department is to seek public tenders again for the service, and also that Minister Joe McHugh is to meet island representatives next week about this development concerning vital infrastructure for the islands.
Here is the statement from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in full
STATEMENT:
Galway Aviation Services Ltd (trading as Aer Árann) has announced that it will be surrendering its contract to provide air services to the Aran Islands on 6th December 2018. The Department will be putting arrangements in place to seek public tenders in relation to those services as a matter of priority.
The Minister is seeking a meeting with representatives of the three island communities next week to discuss same and to assure them of his Department’s commitment to the continuation of this service from December onwards.
The Minister has stressed that both he and the Department’s priority is to ensure continuity of transport services for island communities. He looks forward to a constructive engagement with representatives of the island communities and to progressing a new tender as a matter of urgency.

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Anger over destructive vandalism to facilities at Loughrea Lake

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is expressing anger at destructive vandalism at facilities at Loughrea Lake over the weekend.

Councillor Moegie Maher says there’s been considerable physical damage caused, as well as graffiti sprayed on the freshly painted walls.

Graffiti has been a persistent issue at the popular amenity in recent years – though the latest developments mark a major escalation in the vandalism.

Over the weekend, vandals damaged bathroom fixtures and piping, kicked down doors, sprayed graffiti on internal walls and also set a number of bins on fire.

Councillor Maher says Gardaí are doing all they can, and due to GDPR issues, CCTV cannot be installed at the location.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, he outlined what happened over the weekend.

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Galway records average of 99 Covid cases per day as holiday season continues

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is recording an average of 99 Covid 19 cases per day over the last five days.

As the West continues to experience a fourth wave, a significant increase in cases has been noted in tourist hotpsots such as Galway city, the Aran Islands and Westport.

The walk in test centre in the city is now recording a positivity rate of 12.8%, while the centre in Carnmore has a positivity rate of 10.5%.

Director of Public Health in the West Breda Smyth says there is a very high infection rate in the city at the moment with the age profile predominantly in the under 40s.

She has urged the younger cohorts of the population, particularly those aged between 19 and 30, to avail of a vaccine in a pharmacy or by registering on the HSE vaccine portal.

Breda Smyth told Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks there is a high level of infection in the community and the public health guidelines are key in surpressing the virus as the holiday season continues.

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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393 Galway claims recorded by Personal Injuries Assessment Board

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 393 Galway claims were made to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board last year.

2,898 claims came from Dublin, 884 from Cork and 590 from Limerick.

Nationally, there was a 16 per cent decrease in the volume of claims made to the board.

Awards have halved since new guidelines were introduced in April.

The Personal Injuries Assessment Board is publishing its annual report for 2020 this morning.

26,009 new claims were dealt with last year – with 206 million euro worth of compensation given out to accident victims.

The number of personal injuries claims made to the board fell by 16 per cent in 2020, mainly due to the pandemic.

There were far fewer people on the roads, attending workplaces or meeting together in public – and so there were fewer accidents.

In 2020, the average award was just over 24,000 euro.

Last year was the last full year the Book of Quantum was used to determine compensation amounts.

New guidelines came into effect on April 26th of this year – and the PIAB says the average awards has halved since then.

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