Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway’s unemployment figure is continuing its downward trend.
The latest CSO figures reveal that at the end of April, there were just over 11,500 people out of work in the city and county.
That’s a drop of over 14% in the past year.
The biggest decrease in unemployment last month was in the city, where 298 came off the Live Register.
There are now just over 5,700 people out of work in the city.
88 people came off the unemployment list in Ballinasloe in April, leaving its jobless figure at 1,300.
A similar decrease was seen in Tuam, which now has 1,700 people unemployed.
Clifden saw a drop of 62 in its Live Register figure last month, leaving just over 730 people out of work in the town and its surrounds.
49 people came off the register in Gort during April – there are now 870 people on its unemployment list.
Loughrea saw a drop of 32 last month, leaving its jobless figure at just over 1,200.
Overall, Galway’s unemployment figure dropped by 5 percent last month.
City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)
The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.
The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.
The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.
It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.
Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.
Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.
They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.
In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.
Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.
The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.
Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.
He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.
Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.
To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.