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Galway named top European city with small population

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has been named as one of the Top 25 European cities of the future.

According to fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, Galway and Cork are the only two Irish cities listed in the overall league.

While ranking 25th overall in terms of cities of the future, Galway ranks first in the category of Micro European cities – which are cities with a population of less than 100 thousand, beating Coburg in Germany and Bath in the U.K.

Galway also ranks second just behind Luxembourg in terms of economic potential and third in terms of business friendliness just behind Newry and Shannon.

Overall, fDi Intelligence has ranked London as the most promising investment location in Europe.

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Local TD demands Government admits it’s “completely lost control” of housing market

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Claire Kerrane says it’s time for the Government to admit it’s completely lost control of the housing market.

It’s as recent figures show a chronic lack of supply has pushed rents to the highest levels ever – while supply of properties is at its lowest since 2006.

Sinn Fein Deputy Kerrane says the Government doesn’t seem to realise just how serious the crisis is.

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Support meeting return for bereaved parents following summer break

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom- Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will resume meetings in Galway in September following a short break over the summer months.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th of September at 7.15pm in the Clayton Hotel Briarhill.

All bereaved parents from the Galway area are welcome, regardless of the age their child died or circumstance of death.

Registration is not required, and attendees can just turn up on the day.

Service Manager for Anam Cara, Sharon Vard says everyone is welcome:

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Xerotech expanding at “rapid rate” after 50 new jobs announced for Claregalway facility

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Battery tech firm Xerotech, based in Claregalway, says it’s now scaling at a “rapid rate” after announcing 50 new jobs.

With a substantial manufacturing footprint at Claregalway Corporate Park, the company is a leading supplier of advanced battery systems.

It hopes to add additional buildings and extensions by the end of next year to significantly boost capacity.

It says the 50 new roles are needed by the end of the year in a wide range of fields – details are available on the Xerotech website.

Kerrie O’Neill, Head of People at Xerotech, says the expansion is great news for Galway:

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