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Job fears as Aptar considers proposal to cease production at Ballinalsoe site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A major employer in Ballinasloe is considering a proposal to cease its production at the east Galway site.

The plan by the Aptar group would impact 115 employees.

Aptar is a global supplier of a broad range of dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions.

In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, the firm says the proposal is being considered due to competitive market conditions that have necessitated strategic cost savings across its operations, and in particular its manufacturing facilities.

The company says the proposal presents a very tough decision for Aptar and it understands the impact of the announcement on its employees and the local community.

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy says the scale of job losses would be devastating for the region and government intervention is now needed…

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Investigation underway following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An investigation is being carried out following a plane crash near Athenry yesterday.

A man and a woman – both aged in their 60s – were taken to University Hospital Galway following the light aircraft crash in a field near Killimordaly GAA club around 1.30pm.

It’s understood the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing in the Cessna 172 following engine trouble when the crash happened.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Personel from the Air Accident Investigation Unit attended the scene and will carry out an investigation into the incident.

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor Albert Dolan says investigators need time to establish what exactly happened…

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news…

Stock Image: Cessna 172 light aircraft

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Two people taken to UHG following plane crash near Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two people have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a light aircraft crash near Athenry.

It’s understood a small plane made an emergency landing at a GAA pitch near Killimordaly shortly after lunchtime.

One person was airlifted via Air Corps helicopter 112 to UHG while another was taken via ambulance.

Emergency services – including units of Galway Fire Brigade – remain at the scene this afternoon.

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Man dies following house fire in Moylough

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a house fire in Moylough.

It’s understood the fire broke out at around 5am at a two storey house in the Moate area.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60’s, was living alone at the house.

Emergency services – including several units from Mountbellew and Tuam – remain at the scene this morning.

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