Road reopens near Furbo following serious crash
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The R336 has re-opened near Furbo following a road crash that has left three people in a serious condition at University Hospital Galway.
The road was closed overnight to allow Gardai to examine the scene.
The two vehicle incident happened at Park East, around a half mile east of Pádraicíns, just before 9 last night.
It’s understood two vehicles – one of which was carrying a passenger – were involved in a head on collision.
All three occupants were taken to University Hospital Galway, where their injuries are being described as very serious.
It’s believed the men are from the area.
The road was closed overnight as Garda forensic teams awaited first light to examine the scene of the crash – but has now reopened.
Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local farmers are invited to attend an open clinic in Oranmore next week on the new BISS scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is hosting a number of information sessions nationwide to answer questions on the Basic Income Support for Sustainability schemes.
The Galway event will be held at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday from 10AM-16PM – and no registration is needed.
Carmel Tobin, with the Direct Payments Unit at the Department of Agriculture, explains the importance of the event:
O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a new Government strategy, to tackle the “scourge” of cocaine in this country.
He said a new UN report shows Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of cocaine in the world per capita.
He outlined how only the Netherlands, Australia and Spain, reported higher levels of use.
Deputy O’ Cuiv argues there’s a clear need for a new strategy at national level:
Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season
Athenry, Portumna and Aughnanure Castles are reopening to visitors for the summer.
The OPW is encouraging people to “Step into our Story” and pay a visit to these heritage sites.
Other OPW sites are also welcoming visitors, such as Dún Aonhgasa, and Pearse’s Cottage at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
To celebrate the early summer opening, people can enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout summer.