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Galway students join call to tackle youth emigration

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway students have called on the government to tackle youth unemployment and rising emigration.

Students from NUI Galway and GMIT joined others from  IT Sligo, St.

Angela’s Sligo and Athlone IT as they gathered in Knock Airport today to highlight their campaign.

The USI says over 30 percent of Ireland’s under-25s are now unemployed.

Sam O’Neill, GMIT Students’ Union President says graduates from GMIT and other colleges around the country are being forced to sign on the dole or emigrate.

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Damian Browne docks off Furbo beach after historic row

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Damian Browne has docked off Furbo beach this morning after his historic row from New York to Galway.

He arrived ashore at 1am this morning – his official homecoming will be at 11am at the Port of Galway.

After 2,686 hours at sea, or 112 days, Damian has become the first to complete the row.

Project Empower is part of a fundraising effort for National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Ability West, Madra and The Galway Simon Community.

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Eight Galway winners at largest food awards on the island

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Eight local producers have brought home prizes at the largest food awards on the island – the Blas na hÉireann awards.

The Galway winnners included Abbert Bailiu Teoranta, Builin Blasta Teo, Galmere Fresh Foods, Ivy House Chocolates, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens Ltd, Loughnane’s Of Galway, The Foods of Athenry and Wildfolk.

Meanwhile, Ballybrit-based Grá Chocolates scooped three awards in total – Grainne Mullins is owner and founder:

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HSE advancing plans for primary care centre on west side of city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE is advancing plans for a new primary care centre on the west side of the city.

Primary Care Centres offer a range of health services at a single location – such as public health, community nursing, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, and x-ray services.

A meeting of the Health Forum West heard that the HSE is set to attend a pre-planning meeting with Galway City Council this week.

However, officials were slow to reveal the location of the proposed development when questioned by Councillor John Connolly.

Councillor Connolly says the centre is badly needed to help take pressure off UHG.

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