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Most Galway roads reopen after overnight flooding

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While a section of the promenade at Salthill is still closed off this morning due to the severe overnight flooding most other roads in the city and the promenade at Spiddal have now reopened for traffic.

Galway City Council has a Flood Emergency Team operating around the city since 4 am today and a flood management team have also been meeting in City Hall overnight to co-ordinate emergency relief work.
Gary McMahon of Galway City Council says progress in getting roads re-opened since early morning has been good and it is hoped that at least of part of the road at Salthill Promenade may be reopened about mid-day.
Some business premises, including ones hit by the storms and floods after Christmas have been hit again by this morning’s floods according to Gary McMahon.
Meanwhile Bus Eireann say the 401 service connecting Salthill to the city is operating again with diversions via Devon Park and Dalysfort Road.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.

Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….

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Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.

The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.

In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.

Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.

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