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Increased losses at Irish arm of Galway businessman Declan Ganley

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Irish arm of Galway businessman Declan Ganley’s communications technology company, Rivada Networks, increased its accumulated losses last year by €300,000 to €1.3 million
The company owned by the Abbeyknockmoy based businessman sells patented technology to make telecommunications infrastructure, such as mobile networks, operate more efficiently.
A source close to the company suggested to The Irish Times that Rivada, in conjunction with financial partners in various consortiums, is involved in projects that will involve capital expenditure of up to 1.85 billion dollars next year.
It’s believed to have raised up to $100 million in financing in recent years.
A note to the accounts says Rivada spent €280,000 last year entertaining “potential investors” through another of Mr Ganley’s companies, Lough Cutra Shoot, which has shooting rights on an estate in South Galway.
A source close to the company suggested, however, that this figure includes a broad range of company entertainment expenses for staff, clients and investors, and is not linked solely to a bill for going shooting.

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New temporary Emergency Department to open at UHG in coming weeks

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GBFM Newsroom – A new temporary Emergency Department is set to open at UHG in the coming weeks.

The temporary unit is needed for the construction of a major new block at the hospital, incorporating a brand new permanent emergency department as well as maternity services.

However, that project is still at a very early stage – meaning the new temporary ED will likely be in place for a number of years.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard that it’s expected the unit will open in the coming weeks.

Councillor John Connolly spoke after the meeting.

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Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris

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GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.

Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.

The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.

That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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