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12 percent of Galway’s new property stock recorded as vacant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 12 percent of Galway’s new property stock is vacant compared to 9.5 percent nationally.

The figures compiled by GeoDirectory also show that the rate of new building activity in Galway has decreased by 36 percent.

421 new residential and commercial buildings were recorded in Galway for the first six months of this year.

This compares to 661 such new builds for the same period last year.

The Galway decrease is significantly higher than the national drop which stands at 25 percent.

Dara Keogh, CEO of Geo Directory says there has been a significant decline year-on-year since 2007.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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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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