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Dispute over Connemara fish farm stake to go to High Court

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A dispute over the sale of a stake in a Galway-based fish farm operator is set to go to the High Court.
Udarás na Gaeltachta and Bradán Muhr Teoranta agreed to pay just over 1 million euro for Maoiniu Mara Teoranta’s 40 per cent stake in fish farm operator, Bradán Beo Teoranta.
However, shareholders in Maoiniu Mara are unhappy with the sale, which they feel is undervalued.
According to today’s Irish Times, the matter which also involves other shareholders such as Curraun Fisheries and Mannin Bay Salmon Company is due for a full hearing in the High Court in October.
Maoiniu Mara, led by the Irish Seafood Producers’ Group, believes that the price for the 40 per cent stake should have been four times the 1.05 million euro paid.
It sought a General Meeting with Bradán Beo to pass a resolution to give them a share of future profits.
However Bradán Beo went to the High Court to prevent the resolution being passed.
Bradán Beo is based at Cill Chiaráin Bay and recent reports indicate that it has been trading profitably.
The Irish Seafood Producers’ Group is an organisation of organic salmon farmers, also based in Cill Chiaráin.

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Local councillor calls for immediate action on ‘pungent odours’ in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- A local councillor has called on Irish Water to take immediate action on ‘pungent odours’ that are occurring in Gort.

Fine Gael Councillor Joe Byrne has described the smells, which he says are most noticeable in the Church St. and Square Areas, as “sickening” and “unbearable”.

According to Councillor Byrne, Irish Water has said the smell is emanating from a nearby pumping station on Tubber Road.

He feels that Irish Water must take responsibility for the issue

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Galway TD calls for online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD is calling for an online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents.

A similar system was introduced by UK police in 2018, which has so far saved officers there more than 68,000 hours of work.

Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, says a streamlined online system would allow Gardai to review and investigate road incidents more quickly.

Deputy Cannon, explains it’s urgently needed:

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50 new jobs with opening of new global tech HQ in Ballybrit

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- 50 jobs are being created with the opening of Channel Mechanics Technologies global headquarters in Ballybrit.

The office is being officially opened later this morning by Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton and Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry.

The Galway company was founded 10 years ago, and has moved offices from Oranmore to Ballybrit this year to keep up with its expanding team.

They are recruiting for positions across Customer Success, Sales, Research and Development, and Software Development.

Kenneth Fox is CEO:

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