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Galway mothers favour breastfeeding over alternative methods

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The majority of mothers living in Galway are choosing to breast feed their children.

The economic and social research institute has released figures showing that in 2012, 43 percent or just under 1700 mothers chose this type of feeding.

This is closely followed by mothers choosing artificial feeding products at 42 percent, with the remainder or 14 percent choosing a combined approach.

Women living in Galway gave birth to 5 percent of the total births in 2012, or 3 thousand 917 of the total 71 thousand 986 births.

Meanwhile, the number of babies born in Ireland is each year is continuing to decline – with the largest drop ever recorded last year.

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Galway included on list of counties deemed to be ‘lagging’ by the European Commission

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has been included on a list of counties deemed part of a ‘lagging region’ by the European Commission.

Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, and Mayo, have been downgraded – as they were noted to be significantly poorer relative to the European average over recent years.

The commission says the northern and western regions faced a range of challenges – including lower productivity and educational attainment, as well as having a weaker skills base.

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Domino’s Pizza creating 30 jobs across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM news – Domino’s Pizza is creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, including 30 in Galway.

The pizza chain has launched a recruitment drive in order to meet an expected increase in demand, during the World Cup in November.

The 30 local jobs will be across Domino’s two stores – on Prospect Hill and the Old Seamus Quirke road.

Chief Executive of the company’s Irish arm, Scott Bush, says some of the jobs will be seasonal, but there will be opportunities to progress:

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Clifden District Hospital described as vital service which takes pressure off city hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local representatives are to meet with HSE senior personnel at Merlin Park this morning – over the future of Clifden District Hospital.

Families were contacted by the HSE last Friday – informing them that respite services will not be available from this week.

Senator Seán Kyne was one of the organisers of a public meeting in the Clifden Town Hall yesterday afternoon, which saw almost 600 in attendance.

Senator Kyne spoke to our reporter Máirtín Ó Catháin about the importance of the local hospital:

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