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Warning to Galway farmers after pesticides located in drinking water sources

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Farmers across the county have been given a warning on the use of pesticides after exceedances were found in drinking water sources in Tullycross and Ballinasloe.
The appeal has been issued by Irish Water working in partnership with the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group.
The utility warns that while there is no threat to public health, it is imperative that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying their lands.
Tune in to Galway Bay fm news at 3p.m to hear more….

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City Council passes €102m budget for 2021

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Councillors have passed a budget worth €102.5m for the running of the city next year.

That’s an increase of almost €3m on the budget for 2020.

Next year’s budget was compiled based on no increase in commercial rates, Local Property Tax or increases in charges for services.

Chief Executive of the local authority, Brendan McGrath, says this year has been the most challenging in years due to the impact of Covid-19 and economic uncertainty.

But he contends that the City Council has been ‘prudent’ in building up reserves in recent years, which will be used for beneficial projects and initiatives during 2021.

Mayor of Galway, Councillor Mike Cubbard, says the budget contains many positive elements for the year ahead including a planned maintenance programme for housing, vital funds for the running of Leisureland, key adaptation and mobility grants and funding towards planning for the Bus Connects project.

He says it’s a disability friendly budget and will provide key supports for the people of Galway in the year ahead.

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Community in shock following fatal road crash in Abbeyknockmoy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man who died in a road crash in Abbeyknockmoy yesterday has been named locally as Pat Moggan.

The 48 year old from Clogherboy in Tuam was a father of five and worked as a machine driver.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries during the collision which took place at around 6.30am near O’ Donohoe’s in the village yesterday.

He was taken to University Hospital Galway where he later passed away.

Local councillor Pete Roche says the community is in shock.

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22 new cases of Covid-19 in Galway with 306 new cases nationwide and 1 additional death

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,053 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 29th November, the HPSC has been notified of 306 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 72,544 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 156 are men / 148 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 108 in Dublin, 30 in Limerick, 22 in Galway, 17 in Donegal, 15 in Wicklow, 14 in Cork and the remaining 100 cases are spread across 18 other counties. 

As of 2pm today 244 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. 3 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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

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*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 72,544 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 30 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 30NOV2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population ( to 30NOV2020)New Cases during last 14 days ( to 30NOV2020)
Ireland30689.24,248
Donegal17223.6356
Louth10179.2231
Limerick30142.6278
Kilkenny9132131
Dublin108104.61,409
Monaghan1299.461
Roscommon096.162
Wicklow1595.5136
Waterford<586.9101
Longford585.635
Mayo1084.3110
Meath682.5161
Tipperary980.9129
Carlow777.344
Cork1468.2370
Kildare961.1136
Cavan<560.446
Sligo<556.537
Laois<551.944
Clare551.361
Offaly<551.340
Galway2249.6128
Kerry<54465
Westmeath<540.636
Wexford<524.737
Leitrim012.54
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