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Headford Dental Clinic to reopen by end of summer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The dental service for the Headford area is to be restored by the end of summer.
The Headford Dental Clinic requires refurbishment works to bring it up to Health and Safety and HIQA standards.
Area Manager for the Galway Roscommon P-CCC Catherine Cunningham has told HSE Health Forum West members the centre is in a ‘planned programme of repair.’
County Cathaoirleach Mary Hoade had raised concerns about the lack of a dental service for schoolchildren in the Headford area while the clinic was closed for refurbishment.
However, the HSE has confirmed that the service will be restored in the coming months.
Meanwhile, the dental service for schoolchildren across the county has been re-organised to ensure equitable access.
All 283 primary schools in the county will have access to dental assessment in 6th class, and an emergency service will be available for children with dental problems.
The new system will also allow the HSE to continue to provide orthodontic assessment and onward referral to an orthodontist if required.

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Galway TD says Government must stop “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway East TD says the Government must stop the “fragmented” communication over Covid guidelines before they lose public trust.

It follows the fallout of an event organised by Katherine Zappone which was attended by 50 people including the Tanaiste.

The attorney-general has said outdoor parties of 200 people are allowed – but the hospitality sector and politicians point out this was not known or communicated.

Deputy Sean Canney says the mixed messaging going on is unacceptable and a degree of common sense is what’s needed.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan, he said the Government needs to give a single, unified message to the public.

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Ryanair investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding 8 new routes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Ryanair is investing 84 million euro in Shannon Airport and adding eight new routes there.

It’s part of the airline’s recovery for the facility after the pandemic.

The majority of the new services will run in the winter, and will include flights to Corfu, Gran Canaria, Budapest and Birmingham in England.

The airline is now calling on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Aviation Taskforce, which includes a new National Aviation Policy.

The Shannon Group has welcomed the investment, and committment, saying it’s an important step on the road to recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ryanair also says its pre-pandemic service hasn’t returned at Cork Airport due to a lack of incentives.

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Participants sought for NUIG study on seafood packaging

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Participants are being sought for a NUI Galway study on seafood packaging and waste management.

The study is part of an EU project which supports the sustainable development of the seafood sector in the Atlantic area.

Ireland has one of the lowest levels of consumption of seafood in Western Europe with very different consumption patterns that produce a lot of packaging.

Ireland tends to consume, on average, higher portions of packaged or frozen seafood, while other European countries lean towards fresh seafood.

The study at NUI Galway aims to understand Irish consumers knowledge of seafood packaging and waste management and how they compare to findings in Spain and Portugal.

Ultimately, the results will be used to help guide public policy that will promote efficient use of seafood packaging.

Participants are being sought for the study, which involves online questionnaires that take approximately 10 minutes – further information is available on the NUI Galway website.

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