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Restricted water supply on Inis Meain

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Households on Inis Meain are to experience restricted water supply from tomorrow morning (June 5).
It’s due to falling reservoir levels.
Water will be switched off daily from 8am until 9pm until further notice.

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Garda appeal over office furniture dumped and burned in Castlegar

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are appealing for information after a large haul of office furniture was dumped and burned in Castlegar.

The incident took place at Ballintemple/Brocklagh during Race Week between the 25th and the 31st of July.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí or Galway County Council Waste Management.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Garda Marcus Flynn has this advice for anyone who has doubts about waste management contractors.

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Local activist says safer streets not just about cyclists

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local activist says it’s vital that we realise that making the streets of Galway safer is for the benefit of everyone – and not just cyclists.

Grainne Faller has been speaking to Galway Talks amid renewed debate on cycling infrastructure sparked by an Irish Times article that went viral.

It was critical of the “glacial pace” of progress by Galway City Council compared to other cities across Ireland.

Grainne is the organiser of the Sundays4Safety events, which is calling for action on some of the more dangerous locations in the city’s road network.

She became emotional as she described how her worries for her young son have driven her campaign.

Photo – Grainne Faller Twitter

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Gort highlighted in report raising concern over long-running boil water notices

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new report raising concerns about the number of long-running boil water notices nationwide has highlighted Gort as a prime example.

The boil-water notice in the South Galway town was in place for four and a half months and affected almost 3 thousand residents.

A new report from the Water Advisory Body – which was set up to monitor and improve Irish Water – notes a “disappointing trend” with regards long-running water notices.

It further notes concerns in other areas, including a drop in the number of areas designated for priority works by Irish Water.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Michelle Minihan of the WAB also says their customer service is another area of concern.

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