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Galway Bay fm’s FYI Galway shortlisted in national radio awards

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Galway Bay fm’s FYI Galway has been shortlisted as Best News Programme in the PPI national radio awards for a second consecutive year, having taken the silver award last year

The nomination by the judging panel means the evening news programme is one of the top five radio news programmes on the island of Ireland this year

It comprises a mix of live news, interviews and analysis on the day’s local, national and international news and sport, as well as traffic and business information.

FYI Galway will compete with RTE’s News at One, BBC Radio Ulster’s The Snow, Newstalk’s Breakfast news, and Midwest News

The overall winner will be announced at a gala awards ceremony to be held at Lyrath House Hotel in Kilkenny next month (October 4).

The PPI awards are now in their thirteenth year and aim to acknowledge the contribution of writers, broadcasters, producers, reporters, presenters, and technicians in informing, educating and entertaining radio listeners throughout the island of Ireland.

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Galway vaccination centre temporarily moving to Merlin Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Vaccination Centre is temporarily relocating from Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit – to Unit 3, Podiatry, Merlin Park, Galway.

It’ll be moved from this Sunday 10th July until Monday 1st August.

Podiatry services in Merlin Park will not be affected during this period.

The centre will not be taking any walk-in appointments due to limited space.

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Galway Port increases capacity with the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Port is increasing its capacity to make way for the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines.

Arderroo Wind Farm in Connemara is expecting 22 more turbines in total, with one shipment having arrived just this morning. (06/07)

It’s the sixteenth wind turbine project the port has worked on, which is increasing its profile as an energy hub.

CEO, Conor O’Dowd, says it’s a very important project for them:

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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