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NUI Galway projects to get share of 1.7 million euro fellowship fund

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three NUI Galway projects are set to receive a share of a 1.7 million euro research fellowship fund.
The Industrial Reseach fellowships have been announced by the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, and twenty new industry-academia partnerships nationwide will benefit.
Three NUI Galway research projects will receive funding under the scheme, which is run by the Science Foundation of Ireland.
Dr Therese O’Mahony’s work on delivery systems for prevention and treatment of bovine Johne’s Disease has been selected.
The project is being delivered in partnership with Westway Health.
Professor Manfred Hauswirth’s work with large-scale intergration and utility streams in real smart-city environments will be delivered in collaboration with Siemens.
The third project to receive funding is a regulatory compliant cell product for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
This project is being delivered by Dr Daniel O’Toole in partnership with Galway-based company, Orbsen Therapeutics.
The Industry Fellowship Programme provides researchers with an opportunity to gain important first-hand experience in a commercial research environment.

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UHG second most overcrowded hospital nationwide

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded hospital nationwide today.

47 patients are waiting at the emergency department at the city acute hospital.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 50 patients.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 365 admitted patients are waiting for beds around the country this morning.

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Tuam Councillor hits out at those behind Tuam violence

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Tuam County Councillor has hit out at those involved in yesterday’s violent incident in Tuam in which seven people were injured at a cemetery in the town.

Armed officers attended the scene at the cemetery on the Athenry road at 4pm, after violence broke out.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

Five men and two women were taken to University Hospital Galway, with non life-threatening injuries.

Two funerals took place yesterday in the town and local Councillor Donagh Killilea has stated that the violence which broke out that afternoon was not connected to the bereaved families.

It’s believed the incident is related to an ongoing local feud in the town.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Local Councillor Donagh Killilea says he and others are now working to broker a peace deal with those involved as the people of Tuam have had enough of the violence….

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Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests completed in Galway over last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 5,600 Covid 19 tests were carried out at Galway’s two testing bases in the last week.

The Galway Airport site completed 4,186 tests in the period.

In the city, the Forster Street site carried out an additional 1,442 tests.

Latest figures show 721 Covid 19 cases were recorded in Galway over the last 14 days.

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