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Council not commenting on planned return of Occupy Galway

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Galway City Council says it’s not appropriate to comment on what it will do in relation to Occupy Galway’s plans to return to Eyre square this week.

Cllr. Padraig Conneely took offence at yesterday’s council meeting where he claimed he was handed a piece of paper about the event by a member sitting in the gallery.

Mayor Terry O’ Flaherty issued a warning to the alleged offender advising that if certain behaviour persisted it could lead to a person’s removal from the chamber.

There were no further issues, and the person left the chamber of his own accord after 6pm.

Director of services Ciaran Hayes told the meeting he didn’t want to compromise what the council would do in relation to the groups plans.

Occupy Galway plan to meet this Thursday in Eyre Square for music and workshops marking the same day last year when the camp was dismantled by Gardaí and the City Council.

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Eight Friends from Galway and Dublin are bidding to run 200Km coast to coast for the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

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Eight friends have undertaken a major challenge to run 200Km from Oranmore to Dublin with the hope of raising €200,000 in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

The eight men are friends Brian, Daragh, Henry, Ger, Paul, Stephen, Damien and Shane and they left Oranmore at 6am this morning.

They plan to run through the night and arrive in Dublin at some time tomorrow morning.

Members of Irish Wheelchair Association will be waiting to greet and congratulate them when they arrive in Dublin.

The leader is Henry Fleming from Dublin.

He spoke to John Mulligan who first asked him about the run and also asked whose idea it was to go Coast to Coast

Donations can be made directly to their page at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/TheCoast2CoastPFUltraRun

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Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects

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Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.

Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.

Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.

While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.

Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:

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Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway

The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15

The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.

The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.

Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.

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