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Union walks away from talks on post offices

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It has been claimed there is no plan to save struggling Galway post offices as the Irish Postmasters’ Union walks away from talks with An Post.
Ned O’Hara, General Secretary of the IPU says long term solutions were outlined in the Kerr report, but that it has not been implemented.
Several rural post offices in Galway have already closed in recent years.
Carna post office has been closed since May despite efforts to find temporary staffing and Cappataggle post office closed in January 2015.
This afternoon the IPU protested in front of the Department of Communications to demand the government take action.
Ned O’Hara said there is agreement between An Post and the IPU on several points but that further talks were pointless without government involvement.

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Summer 2022 monster outdoor stadium gig for the West of Ireland

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The Black Eyed Peas

It’s official. The Black Eyed Peas are coming to Galway. The city will come alive when one of the world’s most exciting, dynamic and successful groups of our generation play to 26,000 fans in Galway’s Pearse Stadium on June 4th 2022 (Bank Holiday weekend).

As the band has not played in Ireland for 11 years this performance will be one of the most highly anticipated live music events of the decade.

With 35 million album sales, 9 international number one singles and 6 Grammy Award wins, The Black Eyed Peas are undoubtedly one of the biggest acts of this era with a career spanning more than 25 years.

The hit makers consisting of global superstar and lead vocalist will.i.am, and rappers apl.de.ap, Taboo and J.Rey Soul are notorious for their iconic pop hits. Fans in Galway can expect a monster set filled with high energy classic early hits like ‘Shut Up’ and  ‘Let’s Get It Started’ through to international megahits like ‘I Got A Feeling’ and ‘Where is the Love’.

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Man in his 70s killed in South Galway crash

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A man in his 70s has died following a crash in South Galway on Tuesday afternoon.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the two-car crash, which occurred at around 3.35pm on the N18 at Kiltartan.

The driver and sole occupant of one of the vehicles, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem examination will be conducted at a later date.

The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle involved, a man in his 30s, was taken to University Hospital Galway for treatment of his injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

The road is currently closed and will be closed overnight awaiting an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses or road users with dash cam footage to contact them. 

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Schools and colleges in Galway advised to close for Storm Barra

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Schools in Galway have begun informing parents that they will not open tomorrow, following advice from the Department of Education.

The Dept said this evening that schools, colleges and universities in areas where a Status Orange or Red warning apply for Storm Barra should not open.

A spokesperson said: “Met Éireann has advised that there is a strong possibility that the status of parts of these counties currently in Status Orange are likely to change and escalate to Status Red.

“Due to the significant nature of Storm Barra, as forecast by Met Éireann and to give sufficient notice to institutions of further and higher education, the department is advising that all universities, colleges and further education facilities covered by the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not open tomorrow, 7 December.

“All schools and third level institutions should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area.”

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