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Former RTE Western Editor Jim Fahy passes away at the age of 75

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The former RTE Western Editor Jim Fahy has passed away at the age of 75 after a short illness.

He was the broadcaster’s longest serving regional correspondent when he retired from the post 11 years ago.

Jim began his career with the Tuam Herald and then began broadcasting in the 1970s

RTE Managing Director Jon Williams says Jim was a giant of journalism who ‘brought the world closer.’

A native of Kilrickle, Loughrea, Jim was also an accomplished documentary maker

In 2002, his documentary Stories from the Twin Towers, won a gold medal at the New York Festivals Television Programming Awards

He was best known for his ‘Looking West’ radio series featured stories from those who had witnessed life in rural Ireland, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Galway woman named as new Network Ireland President

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Galway Bay Fm Newsroom- Network Ireland, the women’s business group, has named Galway’s Noreen McKenzie as its National President for 2022 after the group’s AGM at the weekend.

The Ballaghaderreen native succeeds Waterford’s Aisling O’Neill and will be working with almost 1,200 members in 14 regional branches throughout the year.

Ms McKenzie is an associate director with Sherry Fitzgerald Financial Services and has worked in the broker market for over 20 years in sales and management roles.

She has extensive experience in the public, private and charity sectors. She first joined the Galway Branch of Network Ireland in 2015 and was Galway Branch President in 2017.

Her priorities for 2022 include reaching more women from diverse communities and backgrounds across the country.

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COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic on GMIT Galway campus

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Students are encouraged to avail of a COVID-19 vaccination Pop-up clinic on the GMIT Galway campus tomorrow (wednesday January 19)

The vaccination clinic opens tomorrow morning at 10, in Room 347 and will offer vaccines until 4pm.

The clinic is open to all students and staff members on a walk-in basis.

A photo ID is required for anyone seeking a vaccination, and a PPS number is needed for those getting their first dose.

GMIT Student President Colin Kearney says students who feel the need for vaccinations should make use of such services.

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Údarás na Gaeltachta runs social media day to support rural businesses

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Údarás na Gaeltachta is assisting Digi2market to run a social media day to support rural businesses.

The social media campaign aims to to spread awareness about the people, services, and products behind rural businesses within and outside the Gaeltacht.

The campaign is on Twitter and Instagram tomorrow – a rural business can participate in the campaign by using the hashtag ruralbusiness or #gnotuaithe.

A simple guide to the day is also available on the Digi2market website.

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