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Fine Gael’s Peter Roche elected chair of Tuam Municipal District

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fine Gael Cllr Peter Roche has been elected as the Cathaoirleach of Tuam Municipal District
He was elected at the nine member group’s first meeting held in Tuam Town Hall this afternoon defeating Cllr Sean Canney
Cllr Sean Canney proposed the Chair be rotated every year for the five years on the basis of first preference votes received in the local election but this was rejected
Fianna Fail newcomer Donagh Kilalea was elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach defeating fellow newcomer Cllr Karey McHugh
Addressing members, the new Cathaoirleach Peter Roche said it was a great honour and politics won’t matter to him in his capacity as Chair
Speaking to our reporter Antoinette Giblin he said it was an historic day for Tuam and pledged the group would work hard for the people who elected them

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University of Galway healthcare facility secures European accreditation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A healthcare simulation facility at University of Galway has secured European accreditation.

The Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety received the accreditation as part of the Network of Accredited Skills Centres in Europe.

The centre, based at the university’s School of Medicine, provides training for students and staff in Saolta hospitals.

Professor of Simulation Education Dara Byrne hopes the accreditation will lead to more collaborative work for the facility,

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Workers at Corrib Oil station in Ballinasloe to take further strike action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Workers at Corrib Oil filling station in Ballinasloe are to take further strike action tomorrow.

They’ll take to the picket line from 6.30am until 10pm – over the company’s alleged refusal to recognise their right to be represented by a union.

Mandate Trade Union claims Corrib Oil has refused to honour a pre-Christmas offer to engage with them.

It follows a one-day strike held last month.

Galway Bay fm contacted Corrib Oil about tomorrow’s action, but it has not commented

John Carty of Mandate says workers don’t want to strike – but management is leaving them no choice.

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Tuam student wins award for outstanding business and accounting Leaving Cert results

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural N17 Plaza Business Award has been presented to University of Galway student, Eimhin Mulligan.

The award, exclusive to St Jarlath’s College in Tuam, is aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers related to business.

Eimhin, who did the Leaving Cert last year, excelled in both business and accounting exams

He’s now studying for a Commerce Degree at University of Galway.

Supermac’s MD, Pat McDonagh, presented the cash prize and a plaque at a function at the secondary school campus in Tuam

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