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NUIG pays tribute to honorary graduate Nelson Mandela

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The President of NUIGalway has added his voice to the tributes pouring in for the late Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night.

Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela received a honorary degree from NUIG in 2003.

College President, Dr. Jim Browne says the day of Mandela’s conferring at the Newcastle campus is “amongst the most memorable occasions in the history of” the university.

He adds that NUIG is proud to count Nelson Mandela as alumni and is proud to forever be associated with the Nobel Laureate.

During the conferring at NUIG ten years ago, Mr. Mandela said he was proud to be honoured by the college.

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HSE advancing plans for primary care centre on west side of city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE is advancing plans for a new primary care centre on the west side of the city.

Primary Care Centres offer a range of health services at a single location – such as public health, community nursing, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, and x-ray services.

A meeting of the Health Forum West heard that the HSE is set to attend a pre-planning meeting with Galway City Council this week.

However, officials were slow to reveal the location of the proposed development when questioned by Councillor John Connolly.

Councillor Connolly says the centre is badly needed to help take pressure off UHG.

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Almost 3,300 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway

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GBFM Newsroom – A total of 3,291 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway, since the start of the Russian invasion in February.

The majority are located in Galway City, with the second highest figure recorded in North Connemara.

1,384 Ukrainian refugees have now arrived in Galway City, while in the county, Conamara North has the highest number at 540 people.

In the Athenry-Oranmore area, a further 516 Ukrainians have arrived since fighting erupted in February.

This is followed by 279 people in Conamara South, 185 in Ballinasloe, and 168 in the Gort Kinvara electoral areas.

The areas in Galway with the lowest number of Ukrainian arrivals is Tuam at 124, followed by Loughrea at 95.

Nationally, more than 54,700 people have now arrived here from the war torn country – including just over a thousand in the week up to September 25th.

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Councillor claims hundreds of Vodafone customers in Headford still impacted by disrupted service

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A local councillor is claiming hundreds of Vodafone customers in Headford are still impacted by a disrupted service.

In July, councillor Andrew Reddington raised the issue, and has now been told that service will be back to normal next week.

It was originally thought that a mast would solve the issue, but councillor Reddington was then told there was external interference in the area.

Speaking to Galway Talks, councillor Reddington said he was informed the interference was sorted but Vodafone are now looking at other issues.

He has this advice for people in the area who are impacted:

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