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12 JOBS CREATED AT CITY SOFTWARE COMPANY

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12 new jobs have been announced at a city based sales management software company.

OnePageCRM has created the new jobs as part of a 575 thousand euro investment programme supported by enterprise Ireland.

The new hires will be in engineering for web and mobile technology, digital marketing and customer support.

The company is based at the business innovation centre at NUI Galway, and currently employs six people.

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Galway Cycling Campaign Objects to Planning Decision At Knocknacarra’s Gateway Retail Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A decision by Galway City Council to allow permission and retention for revisions to the Phase 2 development at the Knocknacarra District Centre has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.

Galway Cycling campaign has lodged an objection to the council’s decision to allow the changes requested.

Targeted Investment Opportunities (ICAV) had applied for permission and retention for the change of use of two units at the centre on the Western Distributor Road from retail to create a gym and creche at the Gateway Retail Park.

The application also sought a number of external alterations including revisions to canopy arrangements over the basement car park ramp, revised location of signage and revisions to plant areas.

Galway Cycling campaign has appealed the granting of permission, citing concerns that current cycle parking and access arrangements on the site are deficient and should be remedied as a condition of planning and retention.

The objection also claims that the provisions for cycling within traffic management on the site are inadequate and highlights concerns regarding safe access for children traveling to the adjacent national school, Gaelscoil Mhic (VIC) Amhlaigh.

The matter has now been referred to An Bord Pleanala with a decision expected in January.

Photo – Gateway Retail Park

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Searches underway for man missing from Clifden area

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Searches are underway this morning for a man missing from the Clifden area since earlier this week.

Cathal Whelan, who’s in his 20’s, was last seen on Tuesday evening.

He had been working in the hospitality services in Clifden and had been living in the town. 

The missing man is in his twenties and he comes from another part of Ireland.

He was last seen in Clifden on Tuesday evening of this week.

When he was not seen locally since, the Gardaí were informed of the situation on Thursday and inquiries were set in train to try and establish his whereabouts.

Searches were organised in the Clifden area last evening and searches continues this morning again in the hope of finding any clues as to the whereabouts of Cathal Whelan.

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Galway TDs clash in Dail over mining licenses in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Eamon O Cuiv and Galway East Junior Minister Sean Canney have clashed in the Dáil over the issuing of mining licenses in Connemara.

The situation arose during a discussion on the status of pending prospecting licenses in the region, as Independent Deputy Canney is also Minister of State for Natural Resources.

Deputy O’Cuiv pointed to the fact that National Parks are exempt from prospecting or mining licenses – and asked why such a measure is also not in place for areas across Connemara designated as SAC’s.

Deputy O’Cuiv said he was ‘baffled’ that prospecting licenses can be issued in places like Maam or Cornamona, when physical mining would be incompatible with the sensitive ecology and preservation of the region.

Speaking in response, Minister Canney said the consultation process for prospecting licenses is very open and does not mean a mining license will be granted.

However, Fianna Fail Deputy O’ Cuiv was not impressed with the response.

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