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Galway Mayors prioritise job creation for 2014

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Galway bay fm newsroom – The Mayors of Galway city and County say they wll prioritise job creation in 2014.

The most recent figures show there are 20 thousand people out of work in Galway, however that’s down by almost 2 thousand on the same time last year.

Just over 10 thousand people are umemployed in the county with the largest number of almost 3 thousand unemployed living in Tuam.

There are just over 9 thousand 9 hundred people out of work in the city.

Figures compiled by the CSO also show that the unemployment rate in the west stands at 13.5%.

Mayor’s Padraig Conneely and Liam Carroll say they will be putting job creation to the top of their agenda next year

 

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Hunt on for Galway winner of €250 thousand prize bond jackpot

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The hunt is on for the Galway winner of a prize bonds jackpot worth €250 thousand.

It was won in the monthly Ireland State Savings Prize Bonds draw at the end of September.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Anna McHugh of An Post had this advice.

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HSE urged to make agricultural land at Toghermore available for local use

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The HSE is being urged to make agricultural lands at the Toghermore campus on the outskirts of Tuam available for local use.

Local councillor Donagh Killilea told a meeting of the Health Forum West that it’s a “fine bank of land” lying idle.

Toghermore House currently houses mental health services, which will move to the Old Grove Hospital once ongoing redevelopment of that site is completed.

Councillor Killilea says there’s a significant parcel of agricultural land at Toghermore that local farmers could make good use of.

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Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.

The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.

More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.

While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.

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