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Connemara man detained in Boston on suspicion of being illegal emigrant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Issues relating to undocumented Irish emigrants in the United States has come into focus again with the detentions of two young West of Ireland men in Boston.
One of the men is from Connemara and the other from County Mayo.

The United States Emigration services reportedly picked up the two young men from Galway and Mayo while they were stopped at a store on their way to work this week.
One of the men is from west Connemara and the other is from County Mayo.
The Connemara man is said to have been in the United States for a number of years.
Both are facing charges of residing and working in the United States as illegal and undocumented emigrants.
Both men are being kept in separate detention centres in Massachusetts and there is no indication yet as to when a decision may be taken on the next phase of the charges.
People found to be illegal in the United States generally face deportation and a lengthy ban from returning to the country and there have been a number of recent incidents in which this has happened.

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Tuam student wins award for outstanding business and accounting Leaving Cert results

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural N17 Plaza Business Award has been presented to University of Galway student, Eimhin Mulligan.

The award, exclusive to St Jarlath’s College in Tuam, is aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers related to business.

Eimhin, who did the Leaving Cert last year, excelled in both business and accounting exams

He’s now studying for a Commerce Degree at University of Galway.

Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, presented the cash prize and a plaque at a function at the secondary school campus in Tuam

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Appeal to An Bord Pleanala over apartment block at Ballymoneen Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against approval for an apartment development at Ballymoneen Road.

The project, led by Crescent Co. Ownership, would include 17 apartments in a mix of single and two-bed units.

The three-story building would be located on a site near the existing Portacarron estate and the Western Distributor Road junction.

The plans were given the green light by city planners earlier this month.

An appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala – with a decision due in May.

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New care programme for older people launched at embattled Clifden District Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new care programme for older people has been launched at Clifden District Hospital.

The clinic aims to cater to those with complex health and social care needs in their own community.

The new clinic comes amid long-running local concerns on the future of the hospital, difficulty in recruiting staff, and the downgrading of services.

The First Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons – or ICPOP – is a one-stop shop for those with complex health and social care needs.

It aims to shift the delivery of care away from acute hospitals towards community based, planned and co-ordinated care.

The team will work closely with local GP’s and Primary Care staff, in line with the vision for Sláintecare.

Galway Bay fm news contacted the HSE for comment, but was told no-one was available at this time to discuss the new clinic.

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