Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s traffic chaos for commuters this evening as one of the main routes out of the city is down to one lane due to a crash.
Gardaí were called to the scene of the collision on the N84 Headford Road at lunchtime.
As a result of the incident, there’s long tailbacks on the Headford Road and Tuam Road this teatime.
A truck went off the road between Cloonboo and McGaughs garden centre shortly after 2 o’ clock.
Traffic is down to one lane between Barna Waste and the turn off for Corrandulla to allow crews to move the crashed vehicle.
Gardaí say no-one has been seriously injured in the incident.
Motorists who use the N84 Headford Road are advised to take an alternative route if possible until the scene is cleared.
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.
Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.
AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.
The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.
Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk: