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Public consultations on Outer City Bypass

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Two public consultations on the City Outer Bypass will take place next week. (14-15/7)
Galway County Council is co-ordinating the development of a transport solution for Galway after planning permission for the original project was overturned by the Supreme Court last year.
The N6 Outer City Bypass project is being managed by the Galway National Roads Project Office on behalf of the city and county councils.
A dedicated project office staffed by newly appointed consultant, Arup, has been established beside the NRPO in Ballybrit.
The first public consultation will take place on Monday next from 10am to 9pm in the Westwood Hotel in Dangan.
A second session will take place on Tuesday next from 10am to 9pm at the Pillo Hotel on the Headford Road.
The aim of the sessions is to inform the public of the study area for the scheme and the constraints that have been identified to date.

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Gort Gardaí investigate discovery of body near Kinvara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí in Gort are investigating the discovery of a body near the coastline in South Galway.

A person out walking near the shoreline made the discovery at around 11.30 yesterday morning at Doorus, north of Kinvara.

The remains, understood to be that of a female, have been removed to the mortuary at UHG.

The local Coroner has been notified and the Office of the State Pathologist have been requested to conduct a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí say efforts to identify the deceased are ongoing and the outcome of the post-mortem exam will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

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Appeal to Galway students to avoid drugs as they return to city’s colleges

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway’s Crime Prevention Officer is appealing to students to avoid drugs and get involved with other aspects of campus life instead as they return to the city’s colleges for the new academic year.

Over 1,800 people aged between 18 and 24 entered a drug treatment programme last year, at a time when students were studying remotely.

Gardaí have today launched a new awareness campaign reminding students can lead to a criminal record, risk of addiction and loss of career opportunities.

Garda Crime Prevention Officer for Galway Sgt. Michael Walsh says gardai are concerned at the growing drugs culture and the potential outcome.

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1,423 new cases of COVID-19 nationally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,423* confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of 8am today, 286 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

“COVID-19 vaccines are providing very effective protection from severe illness and have fundamentally changed the risk profile of COVID-19 in Ireland – it is important that all of us receive our COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to us.

“Once again today, we see more elements of our society and economy reopen. If you are fully protected through vaccination, then you can have confidence that your vaccination, and your continued adherence to the public health advice appropriate to each environment, is the best way you can protect yourself from COVID-19.

“If you display cold or flu like symptoms like cough, fever, headache, sore throat and blocked or runny nose, self-isolate immediately. Please do not meet up with others or attend events, work or school. Arrange a PCR test through the HSE as soon as possible.”

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