Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai in Connemara are concerned for the whereabouts of two teenage girls from Rosmuc who failed to return home this morning.
16 year old Sharon Thornton and 14 year old Aoife Grealish, both from Ros Dubh, left home shortly after midnight and are understood to have travelled in a car which left Rosmuc around that time.
When neither of the girls were at home this morning, concerned parents alerted the Gardai.
A full scale effort to locate them is ongoing.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 – 514 720 or any Garda station.
Over one thousand new Galway addresses added to GeoDirectory database last year
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over one thousand new addresses in county Galway were added to the GeoDirectory database last year.
Dublin accounted for the largest proportion of new address points with 33% of the total, followed by Cork at 11% and Kildare at almost 9%.
Galway recorded 4.9% of all new addresses while the smallest numbers were added in counties Leitrim and Longford.
The report by GeoDirectory finds more than four percent of houses nationally are empty.
Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim have the highest vacancy rate, with more than one in 10 homes empty.
Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Waterford meanwhile have the lowest rates.
3 percent drop in job vacancies across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway recorded a 3 percent drop in job vacancies in the 4th quarter of last year.
That’s according to new figures from website IrishJobs.ie.
The research found that overall, job postings in Galway were down 13 percent during 2020.
That’s considerably better than the national average, which was 23 percent.
However, remote work vacancies nationwide did experience strong growth, increasing by 50 percent between the 3rd and 4th quarters last year.
While overall, remote working jobs are up by almost 2,000 percent since this time last year.
The most resilient sectors identified are healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and IT.
While the most vulnerable are tourism, travel and hospitality.
26 new cases in Galway, 1372 nationally and 7 further deaths
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
All of these deaths occurred in January.
The median age of those who died is 77 years and the age range is 43-94 years.
There has been a total of 2,977 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Sunday 24th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 188,923* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 616 are men / 751 are women
- 56% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 41 years old
- 502 in Dublin, 164 in Cork, 77 in Wexford, 75 in Waterford, 66 in Louth and the remaining 488 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,905 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 219 are in ICU. 58 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 188,923 confirmed cases reflects this.
- 7 Day Incidence is 296.3
- 5-day moving average is 1,926
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