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Status Orange wind alert for Galway from 9am to 2pm as Storm Diana hits country

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A Status Orange wind alert will kick in for Galway from 9 in the morning until 2pm with alerts for other counties also as Storm Diana hits
Gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour are set to batter the country tomorrow.
The weather was bad in many parts of the country today and tomorrow is set to be even worse.
An orange wind warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare from tomorrow morning
While a yellow warning is in place for the rest of the country.
An orange warning means Be Prepared as the weather conditions have the capacity to cause a significant impact.
Barry Aldworth of the AA is encouraging people to make sure they have items in the garden or house securely tied down.
People are also being urged to report anyone who they spot sleeping rough.
More wet and windy weather is expected for this evening and by the morning Storm Diana should be here.
Stay tuned to Galway Bay fm…

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Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme

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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:

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O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine

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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:

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Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season

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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.

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