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City medical devices company opens China office

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Galway bay fm newsroom – A city based medical devices company has announced the opening of a new office in China.

Creganna-Tactx medical is opening an office in Shanghai in a bid to forge deeper partnerships with its foreign and domestic customer base.

Creganna was founded in Galway in 1980 and three years ago acquired tactx medical.

It’s now ranked among the top 10 providers of medical device outsourcing solutions, and also has offices in California, Minesota, Singapore and Korea.

Over 800 people are employed by the company at its base in Parkmore west, which designs and manufactures miminally invasive medical devices.

It’s new office in Shanghai is being established to enable the company build on its existing presence in the market.

There are currently two local chinese staff employed in the office but this number is expected to grow in the coming months.

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O’ Cuiv grills Taoiseach on legislation stuck in “never-never land”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv has asked the Taoiseach to explain why an important piece of legislation is stuck in “never-never land”.

Speaking in the Dáil, he highlighted the Wildlife Amendment Bill, which would allow for the review and potential alteration of natural heritage area designations.

Deputy O’ Cuiv outlined how the bill was passed years ago, but very little has appeared to happen since.

He wanted Micheal Martin to explain where the bill is – and why it’s being delayed.

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Councillor expresses frustration over long-running boil water notice in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A long-running boil water notice in Gort, in place since early February, is having a serious financial impact on businesses and local residents.

That’s according to Councillor Geraldine Donohue, who says it’s unacceptable as we head into the summer season.

She said tourists have to be constantly reminded not to drink the water, and businesses are facing enormous costs of buying drinking water.

Councillor Donohue feels more can be done to escalate the works so they reach completion sooner rather than later.

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Connolly pressures Tánaiste over lack of progress on domestic violence strategy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Catherine Connolly has pressured the Tánaiste over a lack of Government progress in introducing a national strategy on gender-based and domestic violence.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, she said there’s been two previous strategies – but their implementation was uncoordinated and ineffective.

She told Leo Varadker it’s obvious why we need a new strategy – and asked him to explain where it is.

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