Galway Bay fm newsroom – Employment levels in the Galway gaeltacht remained static last year despite a good level new jobs coming into play
211 new jobs were created in the Galway Gaeltacht region with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2017 but with a loss of 210 jobs this mean an increase of one job
Údaras na Gaeltachta is responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions.
The organisation’s 2017 review shows that along with the 211 new jobs, 5 new businesses were set up during the year, bringing the number of those employed in Udarás client companies in the Galway Gaeltacht to over three thousand.
However, when compared to job losses recorded in the sector throughout the year, the net increase of employment stands at an increase of only one job compared to 2016.
The regions new jobs have been primarily located in the medical device, niche manufacturing and marine sectors in companies such as Aran Biomedical, Oileán Mara Teo and Éire Composites Teo.
2017 saw Údaras na Galetachta develope a new marine innovation park in Cill Chiaráin that will be the focus large scale development and employment from 2018 onwards.
Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.
The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.
It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.
But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.
Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt
The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply
The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.
The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.
It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards
Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.
The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.
The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.
The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.