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Traffic disruption on N17 after Claregalway crash

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Two cars have crashed in separate accidents on the M6 motorway, another single vehicle crash happened in Claregalway and one at Brownsgrove near Tuam while a truck went off the road near Kylemore Abbey in Connemara in icy driving conditions on Galway roads this morning (Sunday).

Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene where a car overturned on the N17 near the Centra Supermarket in Claregalway village shortly after 11 am today. While traffic was disrupted no serious injuries are reported from this incident.

In the two separate crashes on the M6 Motorway, near the Galway exit, both vehicles went off the road but nobody has been seriously injured.

Gardai are warning motorists of patches of black ice on the motorway, both Eastbound and Westbound, as well as on other roads around the county.

In Connemara a truck went off the road near a bad bend close to Kylemore Abbey on the Galway- Clifden Road.

Gardai says traffic is still moving in this area but has been slowed down due to the accident. This section of the road may have to be closed for a time later today when attempts are made to remove the truck.

At Brownsgrove near Tuam a driver escaped injury when a car went off the road on the Dunmore side of the Halway House bar.

Black ice is also thought to have been the cause of this and several of the other crashes.

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Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU rewetting laws will devastate stock levels

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU laws on the rewetting of drained peatlands being used for agriculture will devastate stock levels.

The regulations have high reclaimation targets set – 30 percent by 2030, 50 percent by 2040 and 70 percent by 2050.

Farmers have expressed fierce opposition to the proposals but Minister Eamon Ryan confirmed his support in a Dáil exchange with Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Deputy Fitzmaurice says if it comes to pass, the impact on stock will be devastating.

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County council seeks funding for Athenry to Oranmore cycleway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has submitted a funding application for a new cycleway connecting Athenry to Oranmore.

It would be funded under Transport Minister Eamon Ryan’s Pathfinder grant programme for cycling and walking schemes.

The Athenry/Oranmore cycleway proposes to connect both areas and surrounds to Galway city.

Local TD Ciaran Cannon vows to make a strong case for the project at Government level:

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Immunology experts to host fireside chat in Galmont Hotel tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – World renowned immunologist Luke O’Neill will be discussing infectious diseases at the Galmont Hotel in the city tomorrow.

He will be joined by Poolbeg Pharma co-founder Cathal Friel for a fireside chat to forecast the future of Covid-19 and influenza in Ireland over the coming months.

The free event, which starts at 5:30pm, is open to all members of the public and places can be booked on poolbegpharma.com.

Cathal Friel gives his thoughts on how we should handle Covid-19 infections going forward.

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