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Gardaí issue warning to gun owners across County

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Galway bay fm newsroom – The owners of guns and other firearms across the county who have not renewed their licences are being warned that unless they do so the firearms could be seized by the Gardaí and they may face prosecution.

Every three years those who own firearms must renew their licences at their local Garda station for a fee of €80 for three years.

However there has been a significant percentage of people who have not done so this year.

Sergeant Joe Cosgrove who is the licensing officer for Tuam says he will deal specifically with queries at Tuam station next Monday between 9am and 5pm.

The issue was also raised at a meeting of the Loughrea joint policing committee where Superintendent Enda Walsh said a lot of time was wasted chasing people to renew their licences.

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Significant disruption at Galway’s public hospitals as medical scientists resume strike action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Saolta Hospital Group has warned of significant disruption and service delays in Galway’s public hospitals today and tomorrow as medical laboratory scientists resume industrial action.

Up to 30,000 hospital procedures will be cancelled nationwide due to the strike.

2,100 medical scientists are picketing over pay and career development issues.

They’re refusing to carry out routine lab services from 8am to 8pm today and tomorrow.

Tony Canavan, Chief Executive of the Saolta Hospital Group, says the strike will lead to the cancellation of many inpatient and day-case elective procedures, as well as hospital outpatient appointments.

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National Award for Galway students at Enterprise finals

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Galway students have taken second place in the senior category at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Finals.

Students James Donoghue and Paul Mannion from Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew came second with their enterprise ‘Know Your Phone’.

‘Know Your Phone’ is as book designed to help individuals use their smartphone effectively, and has had sales of over €9,000 to date.

In the senior ‘Creative Business Idea’ category, Merlin College student, Luis Rauner, came first with his enterprise ‘Heat the feet’.

This category saw students pitch their most innovative business ideas via video, without having to produce a product or service.

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LISTEN- Connemara event to address labour shortage in construction industry

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- An Cheathrú Rua is set to host a construction skills event tomorrow.

It’s taking place to address the labour shortage in the construction industry.

Intreo and Údarás na Gaeltachta will host the free event to inform the public of the job and apprenticeship opportunities currently available locally in construction.

Ukrainian translators will also be in attendance at the event.

This event will take place tomorrow from 11am to 1pm at Comharchumann Mhic Dara in An Cheathrú Rua.

FYI reporter, Aisling Bolton-Dowling has been speaking to Séan Ó Coisdealbha from Údarás Na Gaeltachta about what will take place at tomorrows event:

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