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Noise action plan for Galway roads published

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A noise action plan for sections of Galway roads with high volumes of traffic has been published.

The purpose of the plan is to manage environmental noise and is largely dependant on traffic management.

The assessment of noise levels beacuse of traffic sources is required for all major roads with over 3 million vehicle passages per year.

Galway routes include sections of the N59, N6, N17 and N84 and regional routes such as the R336 bearna to Tuam road and R886 eyre square to the Bodkin roundabout.

The 104 page noise action plan 2013-2018 has now been published and is available to view on the city council website or in person at city hall on college road.

It excludes noise from domestic activities, noise created by neighbours and noise at work places.

The implementation plan outlines a proposed programme of works for the period.

It is largely dependant on traffic management and construction projects with the aim to reduce vehicles numbers and to re-distribute traffic on the road network of the City.

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Gardai Urge Motorists In Galway to exercise “Extreme” Caution as Weather Warning is extended

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Gardai have advised motorists in the county to exercise extreme caution if making an essential journey today due to icy conditions.

The National Status Yellow snow/ice warning that was due to be lifted at midday has been extended until 7pm

Met Eireann says icy stretches, sleet and snow will remain throughout the day with reports of dangerous road conditions in several parts of the county.

Extreme caution is advised around Clifden and on the N59 between there and Maam Cross after snowfall last night which led to some cars being stranded.

The forecaster has also issued a Status Yellow low temperature warning, which will take effect from 7pm and run until 10 tomorrow morning.

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Shortage of ICU Beds as figures show a drop in Covid 19 Cases in Galway Hospitals but an increase in those needing treatment in ICU

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A critical shortage of ICU beds are reported in Hospitals in Galway following yesterday evening’s figures released by the HSE.

At 8pm yesterday evening, there were 116 cases in Galway University Hospital and 8 in Portiuncla Hospital Ballinasloe.

Of that number, 18 are in ICU in Galway and 3 in Portiuncula with only two Critical Care beds available in the county. Both at Galway University Hospital.

According to last night’s figures, there are currently none available in Portiuncula Hospital.

The head of the HSE says that nationally, 650 people with Covid-19 are now receiving levels of critical care in hospital.

Paul Reid says 214 patients are in ICU and 436 are on advanced respiratory support.

He says healthcare teams are battling to hold the levels of care and to save lives.

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The Chief Medical Officer says we’re starting to flatten the curve of Covid-19 infection.

However, Dr Tony Holohan says people must avoid meeting others.

The number of new Covid-19 cases has fallen to 1,910 and the 14 day incidence rate has also dropped to 955.5.

But 77 more people have died.

In Galway City and County, the news showed an improvement in Galway’s Incidence Rate figures on previous days with a reported number of 914.9 and 74 cases.

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Cathaoirleach says that Mother and Baby Homes Report will be first item discussed at Monday’s Council meeting

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council James Charity has confirmed that the Mother and Baby Homes report will be the first matter to be discussed at Monday’s council meeting in Corrandulla.

In the Dail this week, the council was criticised for a lack of urgency in addressing its historic links with the Tuam mother and baby home.

Junior Minister and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte told the Dáil this week that she was ‘horrified’ to see the matter was way down the list of items on Monday’s agenda.

However, despite it being number eight on the agenda, Catherlioch of Galway County Council James Charity today told Galway Bay FM news that it was always going to be the first item discussed at Monday’s meeting.

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