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Tuam Farmers’ Market makes decision not to reopen

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

The need for supports to ensure the reopening of Tuam farmers’ market is set to be discussed with the next Minister for Agriculture.

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says he is confident the popular market will return in the not too distant future.

It comes as the market organisers have issued a statement that the event will not be reopening.

It says this is due to a number of factors including the resources that would be needed to ensure social distancing.

The market had been running since July 2018 until it was forced to close in March due to COVID 19 restrictions.

Deputy Cannon says he understands the difficulties the different producers and traders have faced since the onset of restrictions.

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.

It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.

It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.

Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.

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25 more cases of Covid-19 diagnosed and one new death confirmed by Department of Health

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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died.

There has now been a total of 1,744 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 9th July, the HPSC has been notified of 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,589* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.

“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.

“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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