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Over 400 people in Galway on JobBridge internships

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has one of the highest rates of JobBridge internship participation in the country.

That’s according to new government figures, which show that 403 people are currently taking part in the JobBridge scheme in County Galway.

Over 1700 placements have been taken up here since 2011.

JobBridge is a National Internship Scheme that provides work experience placements for a 6 or 9 month period.

During this time, interns receive a weekly allowance of €50 in addition to their existing Social Welfare payment.

County Sligo currently has the highest rate of people taking part in the controversial scheme, with 0.35% of the 18-65 age group participating while in Dublin, over 2000 people are currently on JobBridge placements.

Galway West TD Derek Nolan says JobBridge has an important role to play in getting people into full-time employment.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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