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Galway 2020 hires British consultant following departure of creative director

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The team behind Galway 2020 has hired the former head of a British cultural capital as a consultant, following the resignation of its creative director in May.
Martin Green, who was the CEO of Hull’s British city of Culture designation last year has been brought in to advise the Galway 2020 team over a 4-week period.
According to today’s Irish Times, concern is being raised about bringing in outside consultants to drive a plan for Galway.
Earlier this year, Chris Baldwin resigned as Galway 2020 creative director, less than a year into his contract.

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Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway

The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15

The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.

The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.

Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.

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Project led by Galway researcher could help stop spread of cancer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based researcher is working on a project that could help prevent the spread of cancer.

Dr. Eoin McAvoy at University of Galway is investigating how cancer cells exploit gaps in blood vessels and travel to other parts of the body.

His study used advanced computer models and cell-based experiments to examine how these gaps could be prevented.

The research was carried out in collaboration with teams at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, John’s Hopkins University, and University College London.

It’s hoped the research will help guide the development of drugs which could reduce the spread of cancer through these ‘leaky’ blood vessels.

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Indian Ambassador to visit Galway to mark start of Asia Business Week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – India’s Ambassador to Ireland will mark the start of Asia Business Week with a visit to ATU Galway on Monday morning (28/11).

Akhilesh Mishra will be joined by joined by CEO of Asia Matters Martin Murray to give a talk at 10.45 am to discuss ways for Ireland to boost trade links with Asia.

Mr Murray highlights the potential of the Asian market for businesses in the west of Ireland.

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