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CLIFDEN LIFEBOAT STATION GETS ALL WEATHER LIFEBOAT FOR 12 MONTH TRIAL

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Clifden lifeboat station is to recieve an all-weather lifeboat for a trial period of 12 months.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has announced that the new Mersey-class lifeboat has a speed of 17 knots, and can carry a crew of six.

Clifden RNLI, which was established in the 80s, launched eight times in 2012, and and brought seven people to safety.

The RNLI volunteers will receive special training to meet the demands of the new vessel, which will be on trial from the RNLI’s relief fleet.

Lifeboat Operations Manager John Brittain says the new boat will help the volunteers to cover a wider area:

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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