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UHG second-worst hit hospital for overcrowding today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- University Hospital Galway continues to deal with overcrowding issues this week.

It’s the second worst-hit hospital in the country today, with 43 people waiting on trolleys or along wards according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

534 patients are waiting for beds in hospitals across the country.

The worst hit is University Hospital Limerick with 45 people waiting.

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Craughwell National School extension goes out to tender

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

The Craughwell National School extension has gone out to tender

The project will consist of a two-storey extension of over 1600 square metres to the existing school, replacing the prefab classrooms.

The extension will include eight new classrooms, a sports hall, administration offices, a lift, toilets, a multi-purpose room and a new car park

Junior Minister and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says the project is expected to go to construction early in the new year.

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Court reserves judgement on appeal case involving conviction for high speed chase through Galway

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A man jailed for hijacking a car and taking it on a high speed chase through Galway city, with its frightened owner in the back, must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction.

24 year old John Conroy, with an address at Lakeview, Donaghpatrick in Headford, denied thirteen counts of dangerous driving at locations in the Galway City area, between Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra and Ballinfoyle, Headford Road, on May 31, 2016.

To hear the case in full, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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New site identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new site has been identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe.

It’s after negotiations on the purchase of a site fell through in recent months.

At present, St. Teresa’s operates from temporary accommodation on the grounds of St. Brigid’s in Ballinasloe.

The school was founded in 2008 and caters to pupils between 4 and 18 years of age.

Roscommon-Galway Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins says a new site has now been identified and is being assessed for suitability – for more on this story, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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