Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost one quarter of the city workforce commutes from outside the city area every day.
Towns such as Athenry, Loughrea and Tuam provide a large percentage of the city’s workers according to figures published today.
The 2016 national census states that the city’s population is almost 80 thousand residents.
According to today’s Irish Times, while over 44 thousand jobs are available in the city, only 3 quarters of theses are filled by residents of the city
Over 10 thousand people commute into the city daily from towns such as Athenry, Barna and Loughrea as as far afield as Mayo.
Galway city has one of the highest rates in the country of jobs filled by a commuting workforce.
According to the report, many rural towns around the country are losing up to 75 per cent of their workers everyday due to the lack of local employment.
Emergency services attend multi-car crash on M6
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Emergency services are attending the scene of a multi-car collision on the M6.
The incident involving three cars took place on the M6 westbound, between the Rathmorrisey and Oranmore exits.
Long tailbacks are reported with traffic reduced to one lane.
Gardaí are at the scene and say nobody has been seriously injured in the collision.
Motorists are advised to expect some delays.
Homes in the West of Ireland at increased risk from radon
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Large parts of the country – and in particular homes in the West – have been found to be at increased risk from radon.
New radon maps, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency, show an increased risk from radon in Ireland, with 170,000 homes now predicted to be at risk of radon exposure above the national reference level.
This is an increase of 45,000 homes, from the previous estimate in 2002.
The gas is naturally occurring, particularly in rock in western counties, and is linked to 350 new lung cancer cases in Ireland each year.
Senior scientist with the EPA, David Fenton, says it’s a significant public health risk and people need to act.
Mairead Farrell says Government “tone deaf” over rental crisis
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Mairead Farrell says the Government is “tone deaf” over the ongoing crisis in the rental sector.
She told the Dáil there’s an endless stream of people attending her office at Bohermore to seek help for their housing situation.
She once again highlighted the huge number of properties available on short-term platforms like AirBnB – but a total lack of properties on rental platforms like Daft.
Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell argues the Government is effectively doing nothing to make a real impact on the situation.