Galway Bay Fm Newsroom
While a section of the promenade at Salthill is still closed off this morning due to the severe overnight flooding most other roads in the city and the promenade at Spiddal have now reopened for traffic.
Galway City Council has a Flood Emergency Team operating around the city since 4 am today and a flood management team have also been meeting in City Hall overnight to co-ordinate emergency relief work.
Gary McMahon of Galway City Council says progress in getting roads re-opened since early morning has been good and it is hoped that at least of part of the road at Salthill Promenade may be reopened about mid-day.
Some business premises, including ones hit by the storms and floods after Christmas have been hit again by this morning’s floods according to Gary McMahon.
Meanwhile Bus Eireann say the 401 service connecting Salthill to the city is operating again with diversions via Devon Park and Dalysfort Road.
3 percent drop in job vacancies across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway recorded a 3 percent drop in job vacancies in the 4th quarter of last year.
That’s according to new figures from website IrishJobs.ie.
The research found that overall, job postings in Galway were down 13 percent during 2020.
That’s considerably better than the national average, which was 23 percent.
However, remote work vacancies nationwide did experience strong growth, increasing by 50 percent between the 3rd and 4th quarters last year.
While overall, remote working jobs are up by almost 2,000 percent since this time last year.
The most resilient sectors identified are healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and IT.
While the most vulnerable are tourism, travel and hospitality.
26 new cases in Galway, 1372 nationally and 7 further deaths
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
All of these deaths occurred in January.
The median age of those who died is 77 years and the age range is 43-94 years.
There has been a total of 2,977 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Sunday 24th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 188,923* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 616 are men / 751 are women
- 56% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 41 years old
- 502 in Dublin, 164 in Cork, 77 in Wexford, 75 in Waterford, 66 in Louth and the remaining 488 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,905 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 219 are in ICU. 58 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 188,923 confirmed cases reflects this.
- 7 Day Incidence is 296.3
- 5-day moving average is 1,926
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Increase in Pandemic Unemployment Payment recipients across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been an increase in the number of people across Galway set to claim the Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow.
Just over 25 thousand will receive the payment – that’s an increase of around 800 since this time last week.
Nationally, 475,000 will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week – a slight increase on the figure for last week.
The sector with the highest number of people receiving the payment this week is accommodation and food services, which accounts for over 111,500 people.
It comes following todays reports that 4 in 10 workers in Kerry, Donegal, Dublin, Louth, Wexford and Carlow are in receipt of state income supports.
While the figure for Galway stands at 20 percent.