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Call for Galway airport to be considered for Aran Islands air service

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A county councillor says Galway Airport in Carnmore should be considered for an air transport service to the Aran Islands.
Independent Councillor Jim Cuddy is raising the matter at a meeting of the county council which is getting underway around now.
Aer Arann says it will cease its PSO contract service from Na Minne airport in Inverin on December 6th.
Negotiations are continuing in relation to the service between Aer Arann, Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who owns Na Minne airport, and the Department of the Gaeltacht.
There is a plan that Shannon Airport be used for the service if no resolution is reached by the deadline date of December 6th.
However Councillor Jim Cuddy says it makes sense to use Galway Airport in Carnmore if agreement is not reached regarding Na Minne airport. For more on this tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Junior Enterprise Minister to attend Furbo event to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Enterprise Minister Dara Calleary will attend an event in Furbo later today (mar 31) to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business.

The event will see pitching sessions and talks about growing a business in the Gaeltacht area.

The event is organised by Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Atlantic Technological University

Speakers will include Clifden native founder and CEO of CLS, Evelyn O’Toole.

It will take place at the Connemara Coast Hotel from 12:45 this afternoon

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Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.

A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.

Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.

The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.

Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.

The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.

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Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway

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Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)

The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway

Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk

The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.

Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie

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