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Widescale search for culprits of violent robbery in Kiltullagh

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are monitoring CCTV around Athenry, Ballinasloe and along the M6 motorway in an effort to catch the culprits of an aggravated burglary in Athenry.

The scene at Duanes hardware and foodstore in Kiltullagh is being preserved after a group of raiders managed to flee the scene with a sum of money last night.

The family is understood to be traumatised as they’ve been the victims of break-ins on two seperate occasions in the past.

At about quarter to 11 last night, three men wearing balaclavas and hoodies entered the home of the Duanes, who own the nearby hardware and foodstore in Kiltullagh.

The men forced a family member to open the safe of the business, and managed to get a sum of cash.

One family member received a head injury during the incident, but was not hospitalised.

The three men fled the scene in a high powered vehicle, possibly an audi, and travelled in the direction of Ballinalsoe.

The scene is preserved this morning for a technical examination by Gardaí, who are carrying out enquiries.

CCTV footage is also being examined and anyone with any information is asked to contact Millstreet Garda station at 091 53 8000.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.

Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.

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Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth are invited to attend.

The service will get underway at 7.30pm in the hospital chapel with light refreshments afterwards.

Deirdre Naughton, Director of Midwifery at the hospital says the service will offer parents a chance to reflect on their journey:

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