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Galway doctors top earners under medical card scheme in West

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway based doctors were the top earners in the West under the medical card scheme last year.
In the HSE West region, Galway based Dr. Michael Casey and Dr. Brendan Day topped the list.
The figures compiled by the Irish Independent show that Dr. Michael Casey received the highest amount in payments under the medical card scheme in the West, earning a gross total of over 542 thousand euro.
The second highest claimant in the West was Dr. Brendan Day who received over 527 thousand euro.
The data shows that 100 GPs nationwide claimed a total of over 46 million euro in 2013 under the scheme.
A GP based in inner city Dublin topped the national list grossing over 825 thousand euro.

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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