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County Council to discuss food traceability

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Food traceability, quality and labelling will be discussed at this afternoon’s meeting of the County Council.

The presentation will be made by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland along with the County Council.

It’ll take place at this afternoon’s meeting of the Council at County Buildings Prospect Hill from 2

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GRETB allocated over €2m for provision of youth services

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board has been allocated over €2 million in funding to support the provision of youth services .

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed that €66.8 million in funding has been made available nationwide to support the provision of such services in 2021.

UBU Your Place Your Space provides out-of-school supports to young people in their local communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by improving their personal and social development outcomes.

National Youth Organisations are also to benefit from some €12m in universal funding.

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Galway sports tech firm to create 30 jobs after securing investment from venture firm

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway based sports tech company Orreco is to create 30 jobs across its Irish and US operations.

It comes as the firm, which is based at the NUIG Innovation Centre, has raised €3 million in investor funding.

The funding drive was led by True Ventures – which was also an early investor in Fitbit and Peleton.

Through the latest round of funding, Orreco says up to 30 new hires will be made across the company’s offices in Ireland, the UK, and the U.S – specifically Galway and Los Angeles where Orreco operates a performance centre.

The Galway-based company aims to expand its product, engineering, data science and commercial teams, in addition to accelerating the development of its elite performance solutions, @thlete and FitrWoman.

Orreco was founded by sports scientist Brian Moore and consultant haematologist Andy Hodgson in 2010.

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Seanad hears calls for Galway County Council to apologise to survivors of Tuam mother and baby home

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard calls on Galway County Council to apologise fully to survivors of the Tuam mother and baby home.

The recent Report on the Commission in the the Mother and Baby Homes was raised by Galway Senator Pauline O’Reilly who commended all of those who came forward saying that no one could read their reports without saying it was abuse and neglect.

While calling out the Church and Galway County Council, the Green Party Senator said that the ultimate responsibility lies with a ‘State that did not provide women with alternatives’.

Galway county council is set to make a further statement at its plenary meeting next Monday.

In a statement, the council said that it is considered important to take time to read and consider the final report while affording all those with a personal connection to the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam a similar opportunity.

Speaking in the Seanad, Senator O’Reilly said the county council held its council meetings on those grounds and questioned why politicians did not know of the ‘appalling’ conditions…..

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