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Michael Burrows elected new Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Rt Revd Michael Burrows has been Elected as Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe

The Episcopal Electoral College meeting in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, has elected the Rt Revd Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, as the Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.

Bishop Burrows succeeds the Rt Revd Patrick Rooke (formerly Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry) and the Rt Revd Dr Kenneth Kearon (formerly Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe) who both retired at the end of October at which time the two dioceses were united.

He has served as Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory since 2006, and was previously Dean of Cork, Rector of Bandon, Church of Ireland Chaplain at Trinity College Dublin, and Curate in Douglas with Frankfield.

The Bishop-elect said it’s time to embrace the new challenge of a new diocese and adds he’s looking forward to working to cement the new United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe and serving God’s people

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Galway woman named as new Network Ireland President

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Galway Bay Fm Newsroom- Network Ireland, the women’s business group, has named Galway’s Noreen McKenzie as its National President for 2022 after the group’s AGM at the weekend.

The Ballaghaderreen native succeeds Waterford’s Aisling O’Neill and will be working with almost 1,200 members in 14 regional branches throughout the year.

Ms McKenzie is an associate director with Sherry Fitzgerald Financial Services and has worked in the broker market for over 20 years in sales and management roles.

She has extensive experience in the public, private and charity sectors. She first joined the Galway Branch of Network Ireland in 2015 and was Galway Branch President in 2017.

Her priorities for 2022 include reaching more women from diverse communities and backgrounds across the country.

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COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic on GMIT Galway campus

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Students are encouraged to avail of a COVID-19 vaccination Pop-up clinic on the GMIT Galway campus tomorrow (wednesday January 19)

The vaccination clinic opens tomorrow morning at 10, in Room 347 and will offer vaccines until 4pm.

The clinic is open to all students and staff members on a walk-in basis.

A photo ID is required for anyone seeking a vaccination, and a PPS number is needed for those getting their first dose.

GMIT Student President Colin Kearney says students who feel the need for vaccinations should make use of such services.

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Údarás na Gaeltachta runs social media day to support rural businesses

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Údarás na Gaeltachta is assisting Digi2market to run a social media day to support rural businesses.

The social media campaign aims to to spread awareness about the people, services, and products behind rural businesses within and outside the Gaeltacht.

The campaign is on Twitter and Instagram tomorrow – a rural business can participate in the campaign by using the hashtag ruralbusiness or #gnotuaithe.

A simple guide to the day is also available on the Digi2market website.

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