Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD is calling for RTE to scrap McDonald’s sponsorship of the ‘Big Big Movie’ on Saturday evenings.
Deputy Anne Rabbitte says childhood obesity is a national crisis and allowing a fast food firm to sponsor a family movie is inappropriate.
Galway East Fianna Fail Deputy Rabbitte also claims it’s a direct contradiction of Government policy on the issue.
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Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway
The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15
The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.
The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.
Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.
Project led by Galway researcher could help stop spread of cancer
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based researcher is working on a project that could help prevent the spread of cancer.
Dr. Eoin McAvoy at University of Galway is investigating how cancer cells exploit gaps in blood vessels and travel to other parts of the body.
His study used advanced computer models and cell-based experiments to examine how these gaps could be prevented.
The research was carried out in collaboration with teams at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, John’s Hopkins University, and University College London.
It’s hoped the research will help guide the development of drugs which could reduce the spread of cancer through these ‘leaky’ blood vessels.
Indian Ambassador to visit Galway to mark start of Asia Business Week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – India’s Ambassador to Ireland will mark the start of Asia Business Week with a visit to ATU Galway on Monday morning (28/11).
Akhilesh Mishra will be joined by joined by CEO of Asia Matters Martin Murray to give a talk at 10.45 am to discuss ways for Ireland to boost trade links with Asia.
Mr Murray highlights the potential of the Asian market for businesses in the west of Ireland.