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Gardai issue statement over interruption of weekend mass at Claddaghduff

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai have issued a statement about their interruption of mass at Claddaghduff in Connemara at the weekend.
A uniformed Garda entered the Church in search of the driver of a car which was parked outside.
This incident happened during evening Mass on Saturday in Claddaghduff Church.
Local people confirmed that a member of an Garda Síochána in uniform walked down the Church aisle during Mass and spoke to the priest on the altar. According to local reports the Garda had the name of the owner of a car which was parked close to the Church.
A lady who was attending the Mass was then approached by the Garda and she accompanied him out of the Church in order to move the car
It is understood that the priest told the Mass goers – who were taken aback by the situation – not to worry and that the woman was not being arrested.
An Garda spokesman said that members of the Force were on duty at Claddaghduff shortly after 8 on Saturday evening and dealt with an alleged breach of traffic regulations which is being assessed.
Local people say that cars have been parked in the area in question over the years.

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Galway Archaeological & Historical Society recommencing online lecture series tomorrow evening

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Galway Archaeological & Historical Society shall be recommencing its online lecture series for the 2021/2022 Season tomorrow evening at 8pm.

This month’s lecture, held in conjunction with the Moore Institute (NUI,Galway), shall be presented by Mr. Brendan McGowan of the Galway Museum on the subject of ‘Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Irish Revolution of 1916 to 1921’.

This online lecture is free to all.

More information on Registration and Access to this lecture can be found at their website: https://gahs.ie

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LISTEN: Galway Deputy warns of a crisis developing in the Home Care sector

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom: A major crisis is developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers.

This is a warning from Galway East independent TD Sean Canney who said that the Government needs to tackle this issue as a matter of urgency by paying reasonable rates of pay to home help workers and to ensure that the terms and conditions are attractive for workers.

Deputy Canney said that home care hours are being allocated to people in need of such help but the hours are not being delivered due to the fact that there is a severe shortage of home care workers.

Speaking this morning, Deputy Canney started by saying that he felt that the rates of pay that home care workers are getting are not attractive enough for the work that they do:

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Oranmore site could miss out on securing a new multi-billion euro Intel microchip manufacturing plant.

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The site in Oranmore that was chosen as a possible location for a multi-billion euro Intel manufacturing plant, could miss out on being selected.

The former firing range had been placed on a narrowed list, with Germany and Poland, as possible locations for the facility, which could bring 10,000 jobs.

However, the Business Post reports that the site’s chances of securing the plant are said to be in doubt due to current strains on the country’s energy infrastructure and water services.

The paper highlights a growing mismatch between electricity demand and power generation, driven by a surge in data centres connected to the grid and wider electrification of the economy.

Intel’s chief executive last week confirmed an Irish site had been shortlisted as one of 10 possible locations for the new microchip mega-factory.

A decision on its final location’s expected to be made before the end of this year.

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