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Woman dies following Moycullen crash

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A woman in her mid 50s had died following a single-vehicle crash in Moycullen this morning.
It happened at around 4.30 this morning on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road when the car she was driving hit a wall.
A male passenger, aged in his early 50s, was not seriously injured.
Both the man and the woman are believed to be from the area.
The woman’s body has been taken to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem will be carried out.
The man has also been taken there for treatment.
The road will remain closed until later this morning, and diversions are in place between the traffic lights in Moycullen and Truskey West in Barna.
Motorists travelling from the Clifden direction are advised to divert via Spiddal.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the N59 close to Moycullen between 4 and 5 am this morning to contact them at Salthill Garda station on 091-514720.

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Dáil hears Sherlock Holmes couldn’t solve mystery of why Galway so underfunded

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Dáil has heard that Sherlock Holmes himself couldn’t crack the long-running mystery of why Galway County Council is so badly underfunded.

The matter was raised by Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv, who said the situation is now so bad that development is being stymied, services are creaking and essential staff are missing.

He gave particular examples of a total lack of planning enforcement and huge delays in housing adaptation applications due to lack of essential staff.

The matter has long-been raised by Galway politicians, who point out that per capita, the funding allocated to Galway is significantly lower than neighbouring counties.

Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy O’ Cuiv said there is no possible justification whatsoever for the current deep inequality being felt in Galway:

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No walk-in vaccination clinics at Galway Racecourse this weekend due to race meetings

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE is reminding the public that there will be no-walk in Covid-19 vaccination clinics at Galway Racecourse this bank holiday weekend due to race meetings.

It comes as everyone aged 12 or over, who have not yet received a first dose, are being urged to attend walk-in clinics nationwide over the next 3 days.

Latest figures from the HSE show that 111 thousand children between 12 and 17 years of age, who are eligible for a covid vaccine, have not registered.

De Lucy Jessop from the HSE’s National Immunisation Office is re-assuring parents the vaccines are safe for their children.

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Presentation Sisters Galway to build new convent in the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Presentation Sisters Galway are to build a new convent in the city on Presentation Road

The two storey, 14 bedroom building will be located at the junction of the Eglinton Canal and the River Corrib, adjacent to Nuns’ Island, and behind the disused Presentation National School, which is a protected structure

The plans involve the relocation of the vehicle entrance beside St Joseph’s Church, another protected structure, as well as the demolition of some outbuildings and yard boundaries at the National School

The plans also include a lounge area, dining room, meeting room, reception, offices and an administrator’s apartment

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