Galway bay fm newsroom – Dairy farmers in Galway could face hefty financial penalties this year if they continue to exceed EU milk quota rules.
That’s according to MEP Jim Higgins, who says the penalties could come in the form of a ‘super levy’.
He says that the most recent research indicates that Ireland is already 4 million litres over the milk production quota for 2013.
MEP Higgins says that Galway dairy farmers could face serious financial penalties at a cost of almost 29 euro per litre
Festival celebrationg Galway’s maritime culture taking place this month
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The inaugural Galway Docklands Festival will be held later this month.
The festival is a collaboration betweenGalway Bay Seafoods, Galway Hooker Sailing Club and Galway Bay Boat Tours.
From the 21st to the 23rd October, events will be taking place including demonstrations, boat rides, arts and crafts and more.
The festivities will conclude with an auction in Claddagh Hall, with proceeds going to Galway RNLI and Lost At Sea Tragedies.
12% drop in unemployment across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There has been a drop of 12% in the number of people unemployed in Galway.
While nationally there was a decline of just one percent, according to CSO figures.
Last month, there were 15,752 people on the Live Register across Galway city and county.
While this month, CSO figures show there are almost 2,000 less on it, at 13,836.
Nationally, there were 184,100 people on the Live Register at the end of September – a drop of 1 per cent on the previous month.
Nearly a quarter of those were in the 35 – 44 age group – while counties Clare and Kerry saw the greatest increases.
There were over 13,500 people benefiting from the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive included in the figures – up 1,654 from August.
Green light for eco-works at ATU Galway campus in Wellpark
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The green light has been given for major eco-works to be carried out at the ATU Galway campus at Wellpark in the city.
The plans involve a medium retrofit of the existing building, previously known as GMIT Cluain Mhuire.
There’ll be external and internal insultation installed, as well as door and window upgrades, roof works and installation of solar systems.
The works are part of the government-funded energy retrofit Pathfinder Programme.