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ARAN LIFEBOAT ASSISTS IN RESCUE OPERATION

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The Aran Island lifeboat is currently assisting in a rescue operation near the largest island of Inis Mor.

The lifeboat team received the alert call at around 4.15.

It has now met the vessel, a 26 metre fishing trawler, and has established a tow back to shore.

The Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 is also in the air assisting the operation.

It’s understood the vessel, which has six people on board, broke down and was without power about one mile northwest of North Rock.

All crew members on board are uninjured.

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TD Claire Kerrane calls for inclusion of oil in Business Energy Support Scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Claire Kerrane is urging the Governement to include oil as part of the new Business Energy Support Scheme.

Deputy Kerrane claims the support is excluding businesses based on energy usage.

The Roscommon/Galway TD has raised the issue in the Dáil, however Finance Minister Paschal Donohue says it’s not possible to include oil at this time.

She says it’s important we support businesses, especially over the winter months:

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University of Galway research a positive step forward in cancer treatment

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University of Galway researchers are working on a project which may help determine tailored breast cancer treatment.

The team has discovered biomakers known as MicroRNAs which can help predict disease recurrence in patients with breast cancer.

Dr Matthew Davey, Professor Michael Kerin and Dr Nicola Miller are leading the team from the University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Dr Miller says they are grateful to the 124 patients who took part in their trial:

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Call for traffic calming measures at Castlehackett National School

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s a call for traffic calming measures at Castlehackett National School in Belclare.
At a recent meeting of the Tuam district, Councillor Andrew Reddington asked what measures can be taken in light of speed levels and traffic volumes along the road.
An assurance was given that the matter will be looked at – and speeds will be examined in an upcoming review.
Councillor Reddington says there are options that can be explored in the meantime.
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