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No fake euro note in Galway yet but warning to be vigilant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – At a time when fake twenty euro notes are said to be in circulation in other areas of the country Galway Gardai say that retailers in the city and county should also be vigilant.
When contached by Galway Bay fm a spokesperson for the Gardai at Mill Street says that while no incidents of forged notes have been reported here to date it is still vital that retailers be vigilant.
The Galway Garda spokesperson said, that while these forgeries are of a higher quality than others in the past, the standard of paper used is still poor and if in doubt, initially examine the paper quality by rubbing the note between the thumb and forefinger.
According to the Galway Garda spokesperson there is every possiblity that crimiminals could try and pass off the counterfeit notes in Galway as the country is so small it is a likely large area of population for them to target.
The high quality forgeries have been making their way onto the market in six counties so far.
Retailers in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Kildare and Tipperary have already been warned to be vigilant.

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LISTEN: Galway TD calls for Help To Buy Scheme to be extended to vacant properties

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Galway TD is urging the Government to extend the Help To Buy Scheme to cover vacant properties.

Raising the matter in the Dáil with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Deputy Sean Canney said there are vacant properties “splattered” around every town and village.

He asked if cabinet would consider expanding the scheme to help return these properties to the market:

Speaking in response, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar accepted it’s a logical proposal and said the issue is being considered.

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Four people injured in Road Traffic Collision near Moycullen

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Four people have been injured in a three car road traffic collision that happened this morning near Moycullen.

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene of the accident which occurred on the N59 near the Wildlands this morning at approximately 10am.

The four people were taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment of injuries that are non-life threatening.

Motorists travelling on the N59 are warned that there are major delays on that road at the moment as Gardai continue their investigations with the road expected to be reopened around now.

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Emergency Services at the scene of a Serious Road Traffic Collision near Moycullen

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – It is understood that emergency Services are currently at the scene of a Senior Road Traffic Collision on the N59 near Moycullen.

There are reports that three vehicles have been involved.

The collision is believed to have taken place near the Wildlands Adventure Sports Centre. A kilometre from the village.

No further information is available at this time

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