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New Canadian owner of Connemara seaweed company reassures harvesters

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Údarás na Gaeltachta has confirmed that the seaweed processing company – Arramara Teo – has been sold to the Canadian company, Acadian Seaplants of Nova Scotia.
Arramara Teo is one of the longest established industries in Connemara, providing full time and part time employment.
Acadian Seaplants recently announced a 4 million dollar investment in plants in Nova Scotia and they export to 80 countries.
Acadian Seaplants has now bought out Arramara Teo which has been in business in Cill Chiaráin in Connemara since 1947.
Údarás na Gaeltachta has owned Arramara Teoranta over the past decade.
The Udaras board decided to sell over a year ago and the deal has now been signed-off.
Acadian Seaplant’s seaweed products range from fertiliser, animal feedstuffs, food for human consumption and cosmetics.
There are a few hundred seaweed harvesters on the Galway and Mayo coast and Acadian seaplants has said it will continue to buy from them.
Today’s news comes in the wake of a recent controversy about seaweed licensing and harvesting rights – but Údarás na Gaeltachta stated this issued is not related to the sale of Arramara.
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Draft Tuam Local Area Plan now on public display

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The draft Local Area Plan for Tuam is now on public display, with documents also available on the county council website.

The 2023-2029 plan can be inspected, and submissions can be made by members of the public until 4PM on March 23rd.

A number of other plans for the area are also on display, including a Local Transport Plan and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.

They are available to view at the Planning Counter at County Hall, Tuam Library and Tuam Civic Offices.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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