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Report finds future uncertain for 135 private bus and coach operators in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A report has argued the future operation of up to 135 private bus and coach operators in Galway is under threat.

The Coach Tourism & Transport Council of Ireland has called on the Government to provide a bailout for the pandemic ravaged sector as it warns the survival of its members, is uncertain.

The prognosis is based on the outcome of a detailed report by economist Jim Power.

The analysis found COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the main areas of activity of the private bus and coach industry since March.

It reveals turnover has declined by 95% which equates to a €586 million loss.

It’s also stated that regional and rural economies are disproportionately affected as bus and coach operators provide significant regional employment.

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Investigation underway following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An investigation is being carried out following a plane crash near Athenry yesterday.

A man and a woman – both aged in their 60s – were taken to University Hospital Galway following the light aircraft crash in a field near Killimordaly GAA club around 1.30pm.

It’s understood the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing in the Cessna 172 following engine trouble when the crash happened.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Personel from the Air Accident Investigation Unit attended the scene and will carry out an investigation into the incident.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Albert Dolan says investigators need time to establish what exactly happened…

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news…

Stock Image: Cessna 172 light aircraft

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.

It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.

It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.

Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.

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