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West of Ireland road safety expert concerned over dangerous Snapchat challenge

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A leading West of Ireland road safety expert is warning of a new dangerous Snapchat challenge emerging among young people.
It’s after police in the UK reported that teenagers have been hanging off bridges over motorways, and sending Snaps to their friends.
There’s major concern that someone will be killed or seriously injured if the challenge spreads to Ireland, as many social media trends tend to do.
Speaking to Keith Finnegan, road safety officer with Mayo County Council Noel Gibbons said the activity is highly dangerous, and ‘not cool.’

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Ballinasloe group wins legal challenge preventing the operation of a waste transfer facility in the town

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A Ballinasloe community group has succeeded in its latest legal action to prevent the operation of a waste transfer facility in the East Galway town.

The ‘Ballinasloe Says No’ group took legal action to prevent Galway County Council granting a permit to operate a waste transfer station at Poolboy in April 2021.

The High Court has now quashed the decision by Galway County Council to grant a permit on environmental grounds.

The group are calling on the local authority to refuse any future application for a permit or extension or renewal of planning permission for a waste transfer facility in Poolboy.

Speaking to Galway Talks earlier, PRO & Secretary of the Ballinasloe Says No campaign Senator Aisling Dolan says the group is prepared to challenge any further attempts to bring a waste transfer facility to the town.

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Two arrested in connection with major Galway city drugs seizure are released without charge

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

Two men arrested in connection with a €85,000 cash and drug seizure in Galway city have been released without charge.

Shortly after 8pm on Tuesday Galway Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search at a house in the Ballybane area of Galway City.

Over €53,000 worth of suspected cocaine, €25,000 in cash along with smaller amounts of cannabis herb and MDMA were seized.

Last night two men, both in their late teens were arrested in connection with the seizure.

Gardai say both men have now been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Galway city venue owner says it’s hard to be confident as hospitality businesses still cannot plan too far in advance

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

As expectations increase that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions will be recommended today, a Galway city venue owner says it’s hard to be confident as businesses still cannot plan too far in advance.

NPHET meets this morning to assess how restrictions could be eased and when.

However a final decision on any plan will be made at Cabinet tomorrow, and an announcement is expected afterwards.

Gary Monroe of Monroe’s Tavern on Dominick Street says while the easing of restrictions is welcome, the difficulties for the hospitality sector will continue.

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