Galway Bay Fm Newsroom
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.
Garda investigation following road crash at Cloughanover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are investigating following a single vehicle road crash which occurred on the N84 outside Headford at the weekend.
The incident took place at approximately 4am yesterday (June 13) when a vehicle crashed near a car dealership based in Cloughanover.
A number of parked vehicles at the dealership were damaged as a result of the collision.
The driver, a man aged in his early 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Garda investigations are ongoing.
Pilot Covid-19 antigen testing scheme begins at NUIG
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pilot scheme of rapid Covid-19 antigen testing is being introduced at NUI Galway and three other colleges.
The project, which will be called UniCov, will conduct a large-scale analysis of rapid testing technologies to support students returning to campus.
The scheme begins today at NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.
Thousands of students and staff will participate in the study which will be optional.
It comes as Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris will bring a memo to Government tomorrow confirming a significant increase in on-site college activity from September.
IBEC warns poor transport infrastructure will limit economic development in the West
Galway Bay fm newsroom – IBEC is warning that poor transport infrastructure will limit economic development in the west of Ireland.
The business group is calling on the Government to ensure that the National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland supports an enhanced National Development Plan, underpinned by an ambitious programme of world class public services and infrastructure developments.
As part of its call for enhanced public services in the west, IBEC has set out its infrastructure priorities for the region as part of its submission on the National Development Plan.
The group wants increased capital investment in further and higher education and the establishment a Technological University in the region, an upgrade to the Atlantic Economic Corridor from Galway northwards by completing the M17 Tuam to Sligo, and N15 Sligo to Letterkenny routes, an acceleration of the National Broadband Plan and a supportive regulatory environment for the successful roll-out of 5G.
Meanwhile, the group has also earmarked the proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road and the Galway Transport Strategy as key projects for the region.