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Some Galway churches to remain closed this weekend due to the weather

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Some Galway churches are to remain closed this weekend due to the weather
Road conditions remain treacherous in many areas of the county, with the East still the worst affected
There are variations in storm impact across the county and the county is now working on regional and local roads
The L7216 road in Menlough Ballinasloe is impassable and some cars are stranded
Gardai in stations across the county and the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group advise only those working in essential services and those who have roles in getting the country back to normal should undertake journeys.
The county churches which have cancelled masses are in Ballymanagh, Killure and Fohenagh
St Patrick’s Church Fohenagh and St Teresa’s Church Killure will be closed for the whole weekend
St Killian’s in Ballymanagh will have no 6 mass this evening and no 9.30 mass tomorrow morning
There will be mass as usual in Craughwell village at 7.30 this evening and 11 tomorrow morning
In the city council crews have been clearing and gritting the approaches to churches will be treated in advance of religious services this evening and tomorrow morning.
The city council is working closely with Cope Galway in relation to getting rough sleepers into the Cold Weather service in Westside.
If anyone is aware of rough sleepers who may need a bed, please contact Cope at 1800 788887 or 085 8009641

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11,139 new cases of COVID-19

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A further 11,139 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

It’s the lowest daily number of cases reported in almost three weeks.

6,329 cases were detected by PCR tests, and 4,810 were positive antigen tests registered on the HSE portal.

There are 1,006 Covid patients in hospital, and 97 are in ICU.

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Junior Minister Anne Rabbite introduces changes at constituency office following confrontation at Portumna base

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Junior Minister and Galway East TD has revealed she was left ‘uncomfortable and exposed’ following a recent incident where she was confronted and detained while alone in her constituency office.

Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she was targeted by an anti-vax campaigner in an ordeal that lasted around 40 minutes.

The Galway East TD has now introduced changes to how she does business since the incident occurred in Portumna, and is no longer alone in the office at any time.

Her revelation comes as senior Cabinet Ministers are now to be given greater security such as bodyguards following a review of their personal safety.

Deputy Rabbitte told Galway Talks earlier, there often seems to be no boundaries in Irish politics and social media can drive a lot of the hatred and abuse.

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Local representatives support campaign by students from an East Galway secondary school for hybrid leaving cert model this year.

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A number of local representatives have lent their support to a campaign by students from an East Galway secondary school for the Government to reconsider a hybrid leaving cert model this year.

This year’s Leaving Cert is due to return to the old model in place before the pandemic.

Earlier today 38 Leaving Cert students at St. Cuan’s College, Castleblakeney used their 40 minute lunch break to hold a demonstration in a bid to highlight the level of student unease about the model proposed for the upcoming final State exam.

Today’s demonstration comes as a survey of nearly 19,000 students by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union of Leaving Certificate students showed 68 per cent of Leaving Cert students want a hybrid exam this year.

Head Girl at St. Cuan’s College Aoife Gormally says COVID-19 related abscences continue to have an impact on final year students preparing for exams.

Students from St. Cuan’s College were joined by a number of public representatives including Roscommon Galway Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane.

Deputy Kerrane says students are making their voices heard and it’s time that the Education Minister listened to their requests.

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