65 new jobs for Portumna
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 65 new jobs have been announced for Portumna.
Frozen food company Green Isle is investing 30 million euro in operations in Portumna and Longford over the next five years.
The pastry production plant in Portumna is set to take on 65 additional staff, while the pizza production plant in Longford will see an additional 50 positions created.
The company produces well-known brands such as Donegal Catch and Goodfella’s.
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Mother and Baby Home survivors to gather in Galway city today for conference
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Mother and Baby Home survivors will gather in Galway city today to discuss their experiences and share collaborative artwork.
Trafficking, vaccine trials, and enforced disappearances will also be discussed at the conference at Menlo Park Hotel from 10:45AM until 4:30PM.
Daniel Mac Sweeney was recently appointed a director to oversee the excavation and recovery of children’s remains at the site of a former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.
Breeda Murphy, PRO of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance, is concerned that some of the DNA in Tuam has been destroyed:
Huge gorse fire brought under control outside Galway city last night
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A massive gorse fire just outside Galway city was brought under control after several hours last night.
It broke out some time between 7-8PM, near Rahoon, between the townlands of Tonabrocky and Boleybeg, and smoke is still visible in the area this morning.
A section of the Rahoon Road was closed to traffic for a time, and it’s understood fire services from the city, Athenry and An Ceathrú Rua attended the scene.
Local councillor John Connolly says it was brought under control after several hours, and fire services were there until close to midnight
Councillor Connolly describes the scene as he came across it:
UHG chef named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Chef at University Hospital Galway, Pat Mills, has been named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023.
This year’s contest saw seven talented chefs competing against each other to be crowned Aramark Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023.
The competition required the chefs to prepare, cook and present two portions of a main course dish in sixty minutes.
This year, 75% of the dish needed to be entirely plant-based, with a focus on Irish seasonal fruit and vegetables.
The winning dish, created by Pat, was vegan scallops with courgette and basil purée, confit tomato, and stuffed courgette with roasted aubergine and olive crumb.