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Bord Iascaigh Mhara withdraws from public meeting on Galway Bay fish farm

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Staff of Bord Iascaigh Mhara have decided to withdraw from a planned public meeting about a fish farm in Galway Bay.

The meeting, organised by Sinn Féin, is taking place at the Westwood Hotel in Dangan this evening (25/4) at 8 o’ clock.

It was supposed to be addressed by spokespeople from BIM, who would put forward their reasons for proposing the salmon fish farm off Inis Oírr.

They have consistently tried to reassure concerned parties that sea lice will not be an issue and that escapes from farm cages will not occur.

However the group, ‘Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages’ is opposed to the fish farm and says our marine eco-system needs to be protected.

Galway Sinn Féin Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh says he’s disappointed with BIM’s decision to pull out of the public meeting.

However, in a statement to Galway Bay fm News, Bord Iascaigh Mhara claims that “the recent statements from some angling groups” have made it impossible for BIM to provide a public platform for the.

The statement goes on to say that BIM can’t see the value of another debate with these groups.

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Eight Friends from Galway and Dublin are bidding to run 200Km coast to coast for the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

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Eight friends have undertaken a major challenge to run 200Km from Oranmore to Dublin with the hope of raising €200,000 in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

The eight men are friends Brian, Daragh, Henry, Ger, Paul, Stephen, Damien and Shane and they left Oranmore at 6am this morning.

They plan to run through the night and arrive in Dublin at some time tomorrow morning.

Members of Irish Wheelchair Association will be waiting to greet and congratulate them when they arrive in Dublin.

The leader is Henry Fleming from Dublin.

He spoke to John Mulligan who first asked him about the run and also asked whose idea it was to go Coast to Coast

Donations can be made directly to their page at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/TheCoast2CoastPFUltraRun

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Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects

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Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.

Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.

Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.

While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.

Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:

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Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway

The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15

The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.

The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.

Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.

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