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Quarter million euro for Eyre Square from city budget

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Galway Bay FM newsroom- A sum of €250,000 has been set aside by Galway City Council for a range of work in Eyre Square in the coming year.

There was a general welcome for the funding at this week’s Budget meeting and hopes were expressed that the Eyre Square would become a focal point again for the City centre.

Eyre Square has an iconic status in Galway city over the decades but more recent night time anti-social behaviour has tainted its image.

However, Galway City Council has made a statement in money terms this week in its effort to bring back the traditional atmosphere and ambience of the Square.

A quarter million euro is to be spent through various works in the Square.

City Council CEO, Brendan McGrath, told the meeting that security, in itself, is not a matter for the City Council but that certain works could be performed to help with the installation of security cameras and other equipment.

The said that the City Council has a good working relationship with the Gardaí who have primary responsibility for public order.

Councillor Alan Cheevers said that extra security measure were badly needed in Eyre Square and he stated that legislation going through the Dáil and Seanad should bring the use of CCTV evidence back strongly into the picture in legal terms.

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3,735 new cases of COVID-19 reported nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has reported 3,735 new cases of Covid-19.

566 people are currently in hospital with the virus – an increase of 30 on yesterday’s figure.

117 people are being treated in ICU, a decrease of 1 on yesterday.

Figures for Galway hospitals released yesterday evening show that 22 patients with Covid are being treated in Galway University Hospital with 11 in Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

Of that number, 4 are in ICU in Portiuncula and 2 in GUH.

The five-day moving average is 4,361 – up slightly from 4,347 yesterday.

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Car enthusiasts gathering in Salthill for Salthill Sunday Event

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Car enthusiasts are gathering in Salthill this afternoon for an event that is being called Love/Hate Salthill Sunday.

The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm this afternoon and has been promoted through the group’s social media pages.

Galway Bay FM News understands that cars have been gathering in Salthill for the past hour.

Previous gatherings have generated much controversy and criticism.

On their page, organisers have asked those attending to be respectful and to respect and support local businesses.

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Galway public’s assistance sought in search for missing Ennis man

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Gardaí are appealing to the Galway public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 30-year-old Jason Burcombe who has been missing from his home in Ennis, Co Clare since last Tuesday.

Jason is described as approximately 5′ 6″ in height, of medium build, with short fair hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing a black jacket, dark grey tracksuit pants, a grey beanie hat, navy runners and white socks.

His family are concerned for his wellbeing and are seeking assistance from the public in locating him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station 065-6848100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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