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JUDGE RECOMMENDS DISMISSAL OF GALWAY MAN’S CASE WITH FACEBOOK

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A U.S. Judge has recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit against Facebook involving a New York man with Galway connections.

Paul Ceglia, who spent 6 years of his childhood in Corofin, claims a huge ownership stake in the social media company.

According to Reuters, US Magistrate judge Leslie Foschio says there is “clear and convincing evidence” that an alleged 2003 contract with Mark Zuckerberg, now Facebook’s chief executive, that Ceglia claimed entitled him to a one-half interest in the company is a “recently created fabrication.”

The case now goes to U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara, who will decide whether to approve the recommendation.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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Over €100m investments in ATU Galway and GRETB

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Over 100 million euro is being invested in ATU Galway and GRETB for two educational projects.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris announced the capital investments on his visit to the city today.

€77 million is going toward a new state-of-the-art campus for Galway Roscommon Educational Training Board in Wellpark

While ATU Galway is receiving €30m for a new multidisciplinary teaching and learning building on the Galway City Campus

Speaking at Galway Community College, Minister Harris, says the investment will increase capacity at both colleges:

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