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Galway below national average for recycling waste electrical equipment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average person in Galway recycled 8.2 kilos of waste electrical and electronic equipment in 2016 according to WEEE Ireland.
While this figure is over the European target of 8 kilograms, it’s 1.8 kilos short of the national average of 10kilos.
In 2016, Galway recycled 12 per cent more waste electrical goods than the previous year.
Compliance Manager with WEEE Ireland, Elizabeth O’Reilly says that while it may be tempting to put small electrical goods in the bin, they should be recycled.

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Galway included on list of counties deemed to be ‘lagging’ by the European Commission

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has been included on a list of counties deemed part of a ‘lagging region’ by the European Commission.

Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, and Mayo, have been downgraded – as they were noted to be significantly poorer relative to the European average over recent years.

The commission says the northern and western regions faced a range of challenges – including lower productivity and educational attainment, as well as having a weaker skills base.

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Domino’s Pizza creating 30 jobs across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM news – Domino’s Pizza is creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, including 30 in Galway.

The pizza chain has launched a recruitment drive in order to meet an expected increase in demand, during the World Cup in November.

The 30 local jobs will be across Domino’s two stores – on Prospect Hill and the Old Seamus Quirke road.

Chief Executive of the company’s Irish arm, Scott Bush, says some of the jobs will be seasonal, but there will be opportunities to progress:

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Clifden District Hospital described as vital service which takes pressure off city hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local representatives are to meet with HSE senior personnel at Merlin Park this morning – over the future of Clifden District Hospital.

Families were contacted by the HSE last Friday – informing them that respite services will not be available from this week.

Senator Seán Kyne was one of the organisers of a public meeting in the Clifden Town Hall yesterday afternoon, which saw almost 600 in attendance.

Senator Kyne spoke to our reporter Máirtín Ó Catháin about the importance of the local hospital:

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