Galway Bay fm newsroom:
An agency has warned that Galway city will lose its attractiveness as a base for business if its shortage of good quality office space is not addressed.
That’s according to Patricia Staunton, Head of Cushman & Wakefield Galway, who says limited supply is hampering the market for start-ups and those wishing to expand.
A study compiled by the firm reveals just 950 square metres of space was taken up in the first quarter of 2018, in three deals.
The largest of these was 450 square metres taken up by Galway2020 on Merchant’s Road in the city centre.
Galway’s take-up is now 48% below the long-run annual average.
The study finds just two office schemes are under construction in Galway, measuring a combined 10,800 square metres, with both located in the suburbs.
Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.