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Post mortem due on woman who died in Moycullen crash

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A post mortem is due to be carried out today on the body of a woman who died following a single-vehicle crash in Moycullen.
The crash happened at around 4.30 this morning just off the N59 Galway to Clifden Road when the car she was driving hit a wall.
A male passenger, aged in his early 50s, has been taken to UHG but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Both the man and the woman are believed to be from the area.
The N59 through Moycullen village was closed until around noon, but has since reopened following a technical examination of the scene.
Gardai in Salthill are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the N59 close to Moycullen between 4 and 5 this morning to contact them at 091-514720.

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Local TD fears end of COVID payment will accelerate its spread in workplaces

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD fears that the ceasing of the COVID-19 illness payment will accelerate the spread of the virus in workplaces.

Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton claims there are more than 4,000 people unable to work – after the special payment ended last Friday.

Deputy Naughton says it has resulted people receiving a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection instead.

He is calling for a proper treatment plan for long COVID and is expressing the following concerns:

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Damian Browne docks off Furbo beach after historic row

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Damian Browne has docked off Furbo beach this morning after his historic row from New York to Galway.

He arrived ashore at 1am this morning – his official homecoming will be at 11am at the Port of Galway.

After 2,686 hours at sea, or 112 days, Damian has become the first to complete the row.

Project Empower is part of a fundraising effort for National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Ability West, Madra and The Galway Simon Community.

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Eight Galway winners at largest food awards on the island

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Eight local producers have brought home prizes at the largest food awards on the island – the Blas na hÉireann awards.

The Galway winnners included Abbert Bailiu Teoranta, Builin Blasta Teo, Galmere Fresh Foods, Ivy House Chocolates, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens Ltd, Loughnane’s Of Galway, The Foods of Athenry and Wildfolk.

Meanwhile, Ballybrit-based Grá Chocolates scooped three awards in total – Grainne Mullins is owner and founder:

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