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Galway Senator signs consent to recall Seanad

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Galway bay fm newsroom – A Galway Senator is giving his consent for the Seanad to be recalled to discuss organ donation legislation.

Independent Ronan Mullen has signed a letter to give to the chair of the Seanad, forcing the recall this month.

The EU law on organ donation is the first in the history of the state yet it was not debated by the Dáil, Senate or health committee prior to it being signed into Irish law.

Under the European communities act 1974, the Seanad must be recalled to debate an EU directive if 20 Senators sign a letter asking for a recall.

Kerry Senator Mark Daly, who’s driving the effort, has this afternoon secured all 20 signatures, including that of Galway Senator Ronan Mullen.

Senator Daly will hand the letter to the Seanad Cathoirleach this week.

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Excel Recruitment announce jobs boost for Galway office and region

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Excel Recruitment has announced 10 jobs for its Galway city office, while it’s also recruiting for 120 other opportunities in the region.

The company is adding 100 office jobs across its five locations nationwide.

While in the wider Galway region, Excel is recruiting staff for temporary and permanent positions on behalf of other employers.

Founder and chief executive, Barry Whelan, explains the company’s plans:

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Galway public share concerns on knife crime

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The public have been sharing their concerns about knife crime in Galway City.

It’s as figures show there were almost 400 incidents recorded by Gardaí in Galway since 2016.

Nationally, there’s been an increase of around 60 percent in knife crime during that time.

David Nevin spokes to members of the public to ask if they were concerned about the figures.

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Plans lodged for significant windfarm near Maam Cross

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a significant new windfarm near Maam Cross.

The Tullaghmore Wind Farm project would be based on lands 6km east of Maam Cross and 9km west of Oughterard.

Led by EMPower, the project would be six turbine, with an overall height of 185 metres.

It’s estimated the windfarm would generate enough electricity to power almost 22 thousand Irish homes.

County planners are due to make a decision in March.

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