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Tuam babies scandal prompts call on Taoiseach to take action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach being is asked to initiate an inquiry into the deaths of newborns and young infants at mother and baby homes.
It’s after the latest claims that the remains of almost 800 babies were buried in a mass grave next to a home for unmarried mothers in Tuam between 1925 and 1961.
The Tuam Mother and Baby Home was run by the Bons Secours nuns where the Grove hospital is.
Susan Lohan is the Co-founder of Adoption Rights Alliance.
She says that amateur research into similar homes in Ireland and Britain is highlighting concerns that need to be investigated fully.

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Calls for City Council to repair leak at Parkavera on Eglington Canal

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

There are calls for Galway City Council to repair a leak at Parkavera on the Eglington Canal to prevent flooding in local homes.

It comes as area residents have raised concerns that a broken wall in the canal is posing a serious risk to health and safety.

This week, one resident reported hearing a loud noise which turned out to be a collapsing boundary wall that borders their property and the adjacent public green area.

That’s according to Independent City Councillor Colette Connolly who is calling for an onsite investigation by an engineer and for temporary safety barriers to be installed at the canal.

She says works need to be carried out immediately to safeguard local houses and prevent serious accidents from happening.

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Water restrictions in Ahascragh and Kilkerrin/ Moylough areas until tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Customers supplied by the Ahascragh Public Water Supply and Kilkerrin/ Moylough Water Supply will have their supply restricted until tomorrow morning due issues at the two water treatment plants.

Irish Water has confirmed that the restrictions are being caused by a deterioration to the raw water quality entering the two treatment plants.

Persistent heavy rain in recent days has caused the deterioration of raw water quality in the affected areas.

To safeguard the water supply, Irish Water and Galway County Council have temporarily halted production at the two plants and as a result customers may experience water outages.

Areas affected by the Ahascragh Public Water Supply restriction include Ahascragh village, Kingstown, Lurgan, Creggane, Eglish, Killure and Cornamucklagh.

Areas affected by the Kilkerrin/ Moylough Water Supply restriction include Kilkerrin, Moylough, Cooloo and surrounding areas.

Customers in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible to avoid a disruption in their supplies.

They are also urged to continue to follow the HSE Covid-19 guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water and Galway County Council say they will continue to monitor the supplies and will resume production at the plants as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Galway public asked to take personal responsibility in fight against Covid-19

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

People in Galway have been asked to take personal responsibility for their actions in the fight against Covid-19.

Director of Public Health Medicine at HSE West, Dr Breda Smyth, has issued an appeal to the public – reminding people that the coronavirus crisis is not over.

It comes as new statistics show the number of people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic increased last week for the first time in over two months.

6 more deaths from Covid-19 and 23 new cases were confirmed last evening – with all confirmed patients being under the age of 45.

Meanwhile, the reproductive rate of the virus has risen to at, or above, 1 – meaning each confirmed case of coronavirus is infecting at least 1 other person in the community.

Dr. Smyth is advising people in Galway to remember the fundamentals of regular handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette and social distancing.

As we enter the second weekend of July, Dr Smyth says it’s important to limit social interactions.

Director of Public Health Medicine for HSE West, Dr Smyth, is also urging the Galway public to download the HSE Covid tracker app.

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