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50 percent of county households have internet access

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Over 70 percent of city households have access to broadband while just over 50 percent of county households have the internet service.

The figures examining 2011 are contained in the Regional Quality of Life in Ireland report compiled by the Central Statistics Office.

The study also reveals that 75 percent of city householders own a personal computer with 70 percent of county homes also recorde as owning a PC.

Nationally, Fingal had the highest proportion of households with a PC at 84 percent.

Leitrim had the lowest proportion at just over 64 percent.

Internet access increased from 46 to 71 percent in the period from 2006 to 2011.

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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.

The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.

A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.

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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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