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Newcastle to Oranmore bus service extended to include Oranhill

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The 404 bus service from Newcastle to Oranmore has been extended to provide services to Oranhill Estate residents.
It follows an agreement with the National Transport Authority to grant the extened service.
This will allow the service to operate along the Maree Road and serve a much wider residential catchment.
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MEP Maria Walsh says EU vote on pay transparency “landmark day for gender equality”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – MEP for this region, Maria Walsh, says the approval of a EU directive on pay transparency is a “landmark day for gender equality”.

The aim of the Pay Transparency Directive – which affects all EU states – is to promote greater transparency and fairness in the workplace.

Companies across the EU will be required to disclose salary information, to allow employees to compare salaries – and will not be allowed to prevent workers from disclosing their pay.

MEP Walsh was the only Irish MEP involved in negotiations – and says inequalities in pay have gone on for far too long.

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University of Galway receives highest funding amount of €2m for environmental research

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The University of Galway is being awarded 2.3 million euro for environmental research projects.

Researchers at the university had the highest success rate among 200 researchers across the country’s higher education sector.

The Environmental Protection Agency is gifting 42 projects nationwide almost 11 million euro.

Projects at the University of Galway include greenhouse gas emissions, ozone levels, radon, bio-monitoring and earth observation.

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Pledge of support for 120 Ukrainian refugees due to move into O’Dea’s Hotel Loughrea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 120 Ukrainian refugees are to move into O’Dea’s Hotel in Loughrea over the coming weeks

The facility will be managed by the property management company which looks after the refugee centres at the Mercy Convents in Loughrea and Gort, and Esker Monastery in Athenry

Local councillor Declan Kelly is pledging his, and the community’s, support to those who move to the Loughrea area.

Councillor Kelly described Russian President, Vladamir Putin as a vicious thug and said that he will do everything he can to support and welcome those who will be arriving at O’Dea’s Hotel

The refugees, who are predominantly women and children, are expected to start arriving from next week.

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