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Decision due next month on plan for Ballinasloe cinema

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A decision is due next month on a plan for a five screen cinema in Ballinasloe.
The application is led by Omniplex Holdings ULC.
It proposes the development of a new single storey five screen cinema of 7.9 metres in height and car parking at the site beside Aldi.
County planners are due to make a decision in late December.

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Mayoral reception to honour hero fishermen

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Mayoral reception will take place this Friday to celebrate the heroic achievements of Claddagh fishermen Patrick & Morgan Oliver in saving two paddleboarders in a dramatic rescue in August

23 year old Sara Feeney and her cousin 17 year old Ellen Glynn were rescued from Galway Bay near the Aran Islands after spending the night in the sea after they drifted 20 miles out

Mayor Mike Cubbard will head up the reception for father and son team, 40 year old Patrick and 18 year old Morgan, in Leisureland on Friday afternoon

A small presentation will also be made to Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney in recognition of their bravery

This day last week the Olivers were again involved in a rescue, when they brought their craft up the River Corrib near Nimmo’s Pier and brought a man on board from the water before he was transferred to UHG

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Report finds switching to generic medicines could save the HSE in Galway €54 million over five years

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new report has found that using generic and biosimilar medicines could free up €54 million for HSE resources in Galway over the next five years.

The ‘Reductions in the Cost of Medicines,’ report has found that the HSE locally could enjoy enough saving to hire an additional 325 nurses.

According to the report, switching to generic and biosimilar medicines would save the HSE in Galway €10.8 million per anum.

The report sets out how a saving of €54.2 million in Galway over five years could allow for an additional 325 nurses or an extra 190 nursing home beds in the county.

Meanwhile, the switch to generic medicine would have lead to a cost reduction of €86.7 million since 2013, which amounts to almost €1,400 in savings per Galway family as of the latest census.

The report by Irish pharmaceutical trade association Medicines for Ireland, has found that switching would save the state in excess of €1 billion over the next five years.

The group states that in the last 12 months the average reimbursed price of generic medicines was six times less expensive when compared with non-generic medicines.

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Gardai say they will not provide specific addresses of student house parties to NUIG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway Gardai say they will not provide specific addresses of student house parties to NUIG but will continue the practice of highlighting problem areas to the university.

It had been understood that Gardai would provide the addresses of student house parties they have broken up to NUIG in an effort to enforce regulations on mass gatherings.

The report came following incidents of large groups of students congregating at the Spanish Arch and Shop Street areas of the city on Monday night.

However it’s now understood that Galway Gardai will maintain an existing partnership with the college where community police will work with residents associations and NUIG to highlight areas where large gatherings and anti-social behaviour have become an issue.

In a statement to Galway Bay fm news today Gardai say they’ll continue to liaise with third level institutions and that An Garda Síochána does not share private information with third parties.

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