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Galway students say cyber bullying major problem

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Young people in Galway say cyber bullying is a major problem.

That’s one of the findings of a survey carried out at 12 schools and 577 students by Galway Senator Lorraine Higgins and Galway West TD Derek Nolan.

The survey also revealed that about a quarter of young people spend more than 10 hours a week on social media, and abusive texts in schools are commonplace.

The findings come ahead of tonight’s public meeting on cyber-bullying which takes place at 8 in the Clayton hotel in Ballybrit.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Deputy Derek Nolan says there is often a disconnect between young people and parents when it comes to technology

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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