Galway Bay fm newsroom – Several people have been hospitalised following a road crash on the N18 near Clarinbridge.
The two car crash happened near Tonroe on the main Clarinbridge to Oranmore road after 11am.
Traffic on the N18 at Tonroe was reduced to one lane but the roadway has since reopened.
Gardai say all injuries are non life threatening.
Seanad hears call for urgent clarity on projects like Galway City Ring Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard a call for urgent clarity on a range of road projects in light of the revised National Development Plan, including the Galway City Ring Road.
Local Senator Sean Kyne argued there is huge confusion among the public as a result of the revised plan aiming to “please everyone”.
Many have expressed concern that new environmental criteria included in the plan could have a serious impact on the ring road project or see it scrapped outright.
Senator Kyne said some immediate clarity is needed on these vital projects to reassure the public…
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1,845 new cases of COVID-19 reported today
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 1,845 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today.
497 people are being treated in hospital for the virus.
99 people are now in intensive care units across the country’s hospitals, up two since yesterday.
Meanwhile, the number of people signing up for COVID-19 vaccinations has doubled since Thursday.
That’s according to HSE boss Paul Reid, who tweeted that 5,000 of those attending vaccination clinics in Dublin over the past four days were young walk-ins.
Since last Thursday, over 2,000 people have been registering daily for a vaccination, that’s up 100 per cent on last week.
Garda appeal following serious hit and run incident in Furbo
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious hit and run road traffic collision that occurred between Furbo and Spiddal last evening.
The collision occurred on the R336 at approximately 8.30pm when a car collided with a male pedestrian near Furbo church.
The pedestrian, a man aged in his 40s, was taken to UHG to be treated for serious injuries.
The driver of the car failed to remain at the scene.
The road is currently closed with diversions in place while forensic collision investigators conduct an examination of the scene.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514 720, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.