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Reduction in offences for motorists without insurance in the county

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Speeding and driving without insurance offences have decreased in the county according to the latest garda figures.
At a meeting of the County Joint Policing Committee, the garda report shows a decrease of 44 per cent in speeding detections in the county in the first 6 months of this year, compared to the same period in 2017.
There was a 38 per cent decrease in the number of offences for driving without insurance and a 10 per cent drop in the number of drink driving detections.
Committee member, Councillor Seosamh O’ Cualain says that people who abide by the law are not rewarded and that motor insurance premiums are now astronomical.
He said his own car insurance has increased by 75 per cent in the past few years.
Chief Superintendent Curley says the reduction in speeding and driving without insurance in the county is partly due to increased checkpoints

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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