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Galway cancer sufferers participate in groundbreaking clinical trial

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s fresh hope for hundreds of Irish patients suffering with advanced skin cancer.
24 cancer sufferers in Galway, Dublin and Cork are taking part in a clinical trial which researchers claim has shown an almost five-fold increase in survival rates.
Scientists have found that the combination of two drugs – ipilimumab and nivolumab extended the survival rates of over 90 per cent of patients by up to two years.
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with 75 per cent of people dying within just one year of diagnosis.

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Claims Galway Ring Road case “defining moment” for national transport policy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An engineering expert says the Galway Ring Road case is a “defining moment” for national transport policy.

Brian Caulfield is a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.

He says this can be seen as a test case – which effectively puts public transport up against private transport.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Professor Caulfield says he believes there needs to be massive investment in public transport outside Dublin.

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Galway registered over 2,000 new .ie websites in 2022

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 2,000 new .ie websites were registered by Galway organisations last year.

According to the .IE Domain Profile Report for 2022, Galway recorded the third highest level of such registrations.

Last year’s figures found there was an increase of almost 10 percent in .ie domain registered in Galway versus pre-pandemic.

Nationally, there were almost 50,000 new .ie domains registered, with around 10 percent of them in Connacht.

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Call for new public bus service between Ballinasloe and Athlone

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local senator is calling for a new public bus service to be established between Ballinasloe and Athlone.

Senator Aisling Dolan says while there are commercial operators on the route, there’s no service serving the old Galway Road through the town.

She argues it’s of vital importance given the location of Portiuncula Hospital.

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