Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of homes in north and east Galway were left without power earlier this afternoon (23/2) due to faults.
The faults in Glenamaddy and Ballygar affected almost 7 thousand customers.
As a result of the power outages, there was also disruption to the water supply for a time as power was out at the local treatment plants.
The ESB has confirmed that crews have restored power to almost all areas now.
Man in his 80s dies in M6 collision near Athenry
|Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí remain at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving three cars, on the M6 westbound near Athenry between Junction 18 and Junction 19.|
The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which took place at 2pm.
A male in his 70s and female in her 20s were taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for their injuries which are understood to be non-life threatening.
The road is currently closed to allow for a technical examination to be undertaken by Forensic Collision Investigators.
Local diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage are asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091 538 000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Spiddal to be affected by water outages until tomorrow
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Residents in the Spiddal area are being advised to expect continued water outages overnight and into tomorrow.
It follows a technical fault at Spiddal Water Treatment Plant this morning that’s affecting part of Spiddal village, as well as an area between Furbo and Inverin.
Irish Water says every effort is being made to resolve the situation, but it will be later tomorrow before a supply is restored
Earlier, the utility had anticipated that water would be restored this afternoon.
Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh has been appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent.
Currently the Editor of RTÉ’s flagship political programme The Week in Politics, Joe has worked with RTÉ News across radio, television and online since 2008.
A fluent Irish speaker, Joe will report in both English and Irish.
Joe was born in Boston, where his parents had emigrated in the 1960s, but the family returned in the early 70s and settled in Oranmore.
He attended NUI Galway where he earned a BA, an MA in Modern Irish and a Higher Diploma in Applied Communications.
He started his broadcasting career in Clare FM, hosting current affairs and farming radio shows before moving to TG4, Nuacht RTÉ, and RTÉ News.
Joe will be commencing his new role in February.