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RETIRED CITY PUBLICAN CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY

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RETIRED Galway city centre publican Bridget Fox is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Mrs Fox who is a mother of 8, grandmother to 29 and who has 33 great-grandchildren is still in good health, gets around, listens to the radio and reads stories from two newspapers every day.

Bridget, who retired as proprietor of Fox’s Bar in Forster Street at the age of 80, is celebrating becoming a centenarian with Mass and a lunch attended by her extended family.

Her son, Brendan, told Galway Bay fm that the family are blessed to have a mother  of such great faith as she prays three or four novenas every day.

Bridget was born into the pub business as her maiden name was McHugh from the well known vintner’s family in Cloonacuaneen.

She is a widow for 60 years since her husband Patrick died following a road accident in 1953 on the Tuam Road close to the city.

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City-based Ronan Scully receives Oireachtas Human Dignity Award

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Former Galway Person of the Year Ronan Scully has received the sixth Oireachtas Human Dignity Award.

Ronan Scully, of Self Help Africa, has been honoured for over 30 years of service to others, both as a volunteer and professionally.

Ronan, who lives in Knocknacarra, has also previously received the Irish Young Person of the Year award and the Galway Mayor Award.

Speaking after the ceremony in Leinster House, Ronan said it was always a dream of his to help people.

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Councillor says time for “major change” in treatment of drug users

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –There needs to be a “major change” in how we treat drug users in this country.

That’s according to Councillor Niall McNelis, who argues we need a health-based approach to the issue, and more resources for Gardaí to tackle gangs, traffickers and dealers.

He says the criminalisation of drug use hasn’t worked in Ireland, in Europe, or further abroad – and it’s now time to look at decriminalisation.

Councillor McNelis further points out that Ireland now has the joint-highest rate of drug-induced deaths among 16-to-64 years old in the EU.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Councillor McNelis argues a new approach is urgently needed.

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TD Claire Kerrane calls for inclusion of oil in Business Energy Support Scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Claire Kerrane is urging the Governement to include oil as part of the new Business Energy Support Scheme.

Deputy Kerrane claims the support is excluding businesses based on energy usage.

The Roscommon/Galway TD has raised the issue in the Dáil, however Finance Minister Paschal Donohue says it’s not possible to include oil at this time.

She says it’s important we support businesses, especially over the winter months:

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