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Boston Scientific shares jump following takeover reports

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Shares in Boston Scientific, which employs thousands of people in Galway, jumped by 17 percent this week following reports of a possible takeover.
The spike followed a report in the Wall Street Journal that the medical device giant could be purchased by rival firm Stryker.
Boston Scientific has a market value of almost $50 billion, and is best-known for its heart devices such as pacemakers and stents.
According to the Irish Times, the medtech industry has been consolidating to win market share and to package sales to hospitals, doctors and health clinics.

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Enquiries ongoing following road collision in Claregalway last night

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí attended to a road traffic collision in Claregalway last night at around 10.15pm.

A car collided with a wall on the Tuam Road.

The driver received non-serious injuries and was attended to by ambulance.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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103 Galway residents to receive Irish Citizenship this week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 103 Galway residents will become Irish citizens today.

Nationwide, 3,500 people from 130 countries will receive their certificates of naturalisation in Killarney over the next two days.

Junior Minister at the Department of Justice James Browne says it will give them rights and legal protections.

He says people from other nations who’ll become Irish citizens will contribute to Ireland:

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Questions over delays on long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over delays on a long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths – and a dedicated facility has been in the pipeline for several years.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, Sean Canney said many students at the Dublin Road campus are still being taught in classrooms built 50 years ago.

Speaking in response, Minister Simon Harris said he understands the frustration, but the project hasn’t been standing still.

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