Garda resources to tackle road offences in Galway will be boosted in the coming months.
Chief Superintendent of the Galway garda divison Tom Curley said that more staff are being sought for the Roads Policing Unit in Galway.
He said that drink driving is still a problem in Galway with one case over the Christmas period where a motorist was 6 times over the legal alcohol limit.
There was a 75 per cent increase in fatal car crashes in 2018 and collisions resulting in serious injury increased by a fifth.
Councillor Donagh Killilea asked the garda chief if some of the 228 arrests in the county for drink driving in 2018 were people affected by the reduction in the legal alcohol limit in recent legislation.
Chief Super Curley responded by saying that there are very few ‘hard luck’ stories involving drink drivers and most offenders are hugely over the limit.
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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)
It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.
Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.
The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.
Over €50 thousand worth of Cannabis seized in Gort
Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.
Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.
Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.
Traffic management measures are currently in place.