Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three people were killed on Galway roads in the first six months of the year according to the latest figures from the Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority.
78 people in total were killed on Irish roads between January 1st and June 30th.
Two thirds of those happened on rural roads, while 11 drivers and three passengers weren’t wearing a seat belt.
The figures show there’s been a 3 percent increase in deaths on the same time last year.
Gardai say if the current trends continue, another 78 people could be killed before the end of the year.
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Gardai in Mayo renew their appeal for Information on the 22nd Anniversary of the disappearance of Sandra Collins
Gardai in Ballina Co Mayo have renewed their appeal for Information on the 22nd Anniversary of the disappearance of Sandra Collins.
Sandra Collins was last seen on the night of Monday, 4th December 2000 at approximately 11pm in the Country Kitchen premises on George’s Street, Killala, Co. Mayo.
She was 28 years old at the time of her disappearance.
The search for Sandra has continued over the past 22 years and the investigation into her disappearance remains active.
An Garda Síochána and the Collins family are encouraging anyone who might have information, which perhaps they thought was insignificant at the time, to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096 20560, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crimestoppers 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.
Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.
The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.
Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.
TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.
Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.
It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.
The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.