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€3m for research projects at NUI Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Six researchers at NUI Galway have been awarded €3 million in funding to conduct ground breaking research in a range of sectors.
The funding is being allocated under the Irish Research Council’s new Laureate Awards for ‘frontier research’ projects.

Six NUI Galway researchers will receive funding under the Irish Research Council’s new Laureate Awards – to conduct ground-breaking research in the Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Alvaro Llorente-Berzal will investigate the implication of the endocannabinoid system on chronic neuropathic pain in different sexes.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ted Vaughan is researching the multi-scale mechanics of bone fragility in type-2 diabetes.
While Dr. Katarzyna Whysall is researching potential microRNA-based therapeutics for the wasting of muscles.
Professor Laoise McNamara is developing models to mimic the complex environment of abnormal growths in bones to explore potential treatments.
Intellectual exchanges between Ireland, Brittany and Francia in areas such as astronomy and cosmology between 750 and 1000 AD are the focus of Dr Jacopo Bisagni.
While Dr. Riona Ni Fhrighil is researching human rights and modern Irish poetry.

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Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.

The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.

The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.

At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.

City planners are due to make a decision in January.

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Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.

Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.

Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

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Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.

Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.

The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.

Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.

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