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Full-time CEO to oversee return of Volvo Ocean Race

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-Apr-2011

By Dara Bradley

Preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race 2012 Galway stopover took a leap forward this week with the organising committee, Let’s Do It Galway, launching a recruitment drive for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

The round the world race begins in Alicante, Spain this October and the grand finale will take place in Galway in July of next year.

The Irish organisers of the biggest sailing event in the world, which was such a huge success when it arrived in Galway in 2009, have begun recruiting for a CEO.

Chairman of Let’s Do It Galway, John Killeen, confirmed to the Galway City Tribune that the CEO post will be a paid position with a contract of between 12 and 18 months.

Mr Killeen, an unpaid volunteer with the organisation was one of the men responsible for attracting the event to Galway initially, said he hopes the appointment of the CEO will be made by mid-May.

“We are 15 months out from the Galway stopover of the race and this is the next step in our preparations. We will be putting a full professional team together in the coming months and the first step is the appointment of a CEO. Up to now the people working on it have all been part-time and voluntary, but we are now putting a professional team in place.

“The CEO will be appointed by mid-May and then we will be hiring a number of other professionals to work with the CEO,” said Mr Killeen.

Up to 50,000 corporate guests are expected to come to Galway for the end of the gruelling event, with 600,000 individual visitors to the Race Village set to match the corresponding figure for the 2009 stopover. The event could raise up to €80m for the local economy.

 

For more on this story, see the Galway City Tribune.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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