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Galway East TD says budget will give people hope

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Galway bay fm newsroom – A Galway East Fine Gael TD says next week’s budget will give people hope that we are finally on the road to recovery.

Junior Minister with responsibility for training and skills Ciaran Cannon is among the 2,000 delegates attending day 2 of the Fine Gael party conference in Limerick.

He says the budget will aim to strike a balance between the country’s deficit and investment in job creation.

An estimated 2.5 billion euro is to be taken out of the economy, and the Government must find savings of about 100 million euro in the Education sector.

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Seanad hears multinationals in Galway concerned over travel restrictions

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard that multinationals in Galway are concerned over the Government’s Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The matter was raised by Senator Sean Kyne, who said there’s a clear feeling among senior management that Ireland is being left behind.

He noted that many competitor countries are back operating international travel, immediately putting Galway at a disadvantage.

He further pointed out that many local businesses, healthcare facilities and third level institutions are also heavily reliant on international connectivity.

Citing the concerns of Galway-based multinationals, Senator Kyne argued an urgent debate is now needed – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Concerns over dangerous state of roads between Tuam and Ballymoe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns are being raised over the dangerous state of the roads between Tuam and Ballymoe.

The issue was raised at a meeting of the Ballinasloe municipal district by Councillor Declan Geraghty.

He pointed out there’s a number of stretches in a particularly terrible condition, such as between Dunmore and Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty said as someone who drives a truck on those roads, “the wheel would nearly be whipped out of your hands” at times.

Councillor Dermot Connolly agreed and said if Councillor Geraghty thought it a bad experience in a truck, he should try it in a basic tractor.

It was acknowledged that some of the poor surface conditions are due to pipe-laying works as part of the project to bring water from Lough Mask to Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty believes there is an urgent need for works – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Gardaí renew public appeal following city assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have renewed a public appeal for information following recent assaults in the city.

The first incident took place last Bank Holiday Monday on June 7th between 3.45am and 4.05am, when two men were assaulted at Bridget’s Place in Woodquay as they were walking home from Eyre Square.

The men received serious facial injuries in the altercation.

Witnesses observed two males with Dublin accents at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Galway Gardaí on 091 538000.

Public assistance is also requested following the assault of a man at Williamsgate Street on Sunday morning at 12.30.

The assailant fled the scene towards Cross Street.

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