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County Animal Rescue convicted of ill-treatment received State funding

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An animal welfare sanctuary in the county, which has been convicted of neglecting animals, has been receiving State funding for the past decade.
Last month, the founder of the East Galway Animal Rescue, Sarah Gunter from Kylebrack Loughrea, pleaded guilty to ill-treating dogs.
According to today’s Irish Examiner, EGAR has been receiving grants from the Department of Agriculture since 2003 and was awarded 4 thousand euro in 2012.
However during the court case last month, it was stated that the shelter relied on donations from the public and the owner made no money from it.

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Wild Atlatic Way used as research model for development of marine and coastal tourism trails in EU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Wild Atlantic Way has been used as a research model to establish best practice for the development of marine and coastal tourism trails in the EU.

The research on the 2,500 kilometre stretch was carried out by a project team in the socio-economic marine research unit based at NUI Galway.

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly was also a partner in the two-year project.

The research forms part of the Moses Project which aims to further the EU’s Blue Growth strategy in five focus maritime areas.

The focus areas include aquaculture, marine and coastal tourism, offshore renewable energy, ports and fisheries.

The project, which is concluding this year, has eight partners in five countries.

The research stresses that sustainable coastal tourism can only be achieved through close collaboration at the community level and offers key recommendations for other European regions to consider if the sector is to lead to sustainable Blue Growth.

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Galway and four other counties account for 73% of vacancies in latest jobs index

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway and four other counties account for 73% of all vacancies on one of Ireland’s largest online recruitment websites.

That’s according to IrishJobs.ie in its latest jobs index, which saw more than half of sectors offer more jobs this year than pre-pandemic.

Job vacancies in tourism have risen by 80 per cent in three months, as the sector continues to recover from lockdown.

Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Galway account for 73 per cent of all vacancies.

Orla Moran, General Manager at IrishJobs.ie says it’s enouraging to see the tourism, travel and airlines sectors recover…

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Outbreak of Covid 19 on two wards at UHG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There is an outbreak of Covid-19 on two wards at UHG as the acute hospital continues to face overcrowding challenges.

As a result of the ongoing pressures and lack of bed capacity, a number of elective procedures are being postponed.

Time sensitive and urgent cases will not be impacted.

In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, the Saolta Group says the hospital has seen a significant increase in patients presenting to the hospital.

The hospital is dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks on two wards with two further wards being utilised to care for Covid positive patients.

Last evening, there were 39 patients with Covid-19 being treated in the hospital.

Patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the emergency department to a bed on a ward.

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