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Electric car discount to be introduced at Ballinasloe toll plaza

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Drivers across Galway are being encouraged to make the change to electric vehicles, as a toll discount is to be introduced at the Ballinasloe toll plaza on the M6.
The scheme announced today by the Department of Transport will see battery electric cars pay 50% of the toll on motorways across Ireland.
Plug-in hybrids will get a discount of 25% on toll prices.
The reduced charges for environmentally friendly vehicles will come into effect this summer – but excludes peak time tolls at Dublin’s Port Tunnel.
M50 users will recieve additional discounts outside peak times to encourage people to stagger their journeys beyond Dublin’s rush hours.
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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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