Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Overall crime is down in the county.
That’s according to the latest statistics from gardaí which show a decrease of burglaries and public order offences across the county.
The garda report shows that burglaries were down by 17 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year.
Similarly theft from vehicles was down by 16 per cent.
Public order offences and minor assaults were also down by 5 per cent respectively last year.
The figures were presented at a meeting of the County Joint Policing Committee this week.
While there was a downward trend across the board in terms of crime in the county last year, one area which saw an increase was assaults causing harm.
In 2017 there were 68 recorded assaults causing harm but this jumped to 80 last year, an increase of almost a fifth.
Chief Superintendent of Galway Garda Division Tom Curley says while these types of assaults increased last year, there is not hotspot for this type of crime and it happens across the board.
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.