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MANDATE THREATENS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION AT MARKS AND SPENCER

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Galway bay fm newsroom – Mandate Trade Union says further strike action could be taken at Marks and Spencer stores including Galway if the dispute over pensions and pay is unresolved.

Area representative for Galway John Carty says two more days have already been marked out for this month, but they are hoping to negotiate with management.

The store at the Corrib shopping centre is closed today, and around 20 staff are picketing at the shop and outside at the side of the centre.

M&S management say they want to re-open “meaningful negotiations”

The company is advising people they can still shop online, and the store at the Corrib shopping centre will be re-open tomorrow.

 

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Galway vaccination centre temporarily moving to Merlin Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway Vaccination Centre is temporarily relocating from Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit – to Unit 3, Podiatry, Merlin Park, Galway.

It’ll be moved from this Sunday 10th July until Monday 1st August.

Podiatry services in Merlin Park will not be affected during this period.

The centre will not be taking any walk-in appointments due to limited space.

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Galway Port increases capacity with the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Port is increasing its capacity to make way for the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines.

Arderroo Wind Farm in Connemara is expecting 22 more turbines in total, with one shipment having arrived just this morning. (06/07)

It’s the sixteenth wind turbine project the port has worked on, which is increasing its profile as an energy hub.

CEO, Conor O’Dowd, says it’s a very important project for them:

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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