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Owners of disused city hotel urged to take action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The owners of the disused Corrib Great Southern Hotel in the city are being urged to take action to stamp out anti-social behaviour at the facility.
It’s after a fire broke out at the dilapidated property on the Dublin Road last evening, the second such blaze this year.
Independent City Cllr Terry O’Flaherty says local residents are concerned that such fires could spread to their homes.
She says the building is left wide-open to juvenilles and needs full-time security.
Glenamaddy-born brothers Luke and Brian Comer bought the former hotel for just over €3.5 million earlier this year.
Cllr O’Flaherty told Galway Talks that the new owners need to take action to develop, secure or sell the facility.

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Domino’s Pizza creating 30 jobs across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM news – Domino’s Pizza is creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, including 30 in Galway.

The pizza chain has launched a recruitment drive in order to meet an expected increase in demand, during the World Cup in November.

The 30 local jobs will be across Domino’s two stores – on Prospect Hill and the Old Seamus Quirke road.

Chief Executive of the company’s Irish arm, Scott Bush, says some of the jobs will be seasonal, but there will be opportunities to progress:

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Clifden District Hospital described as vital service which takes pressure off city hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local representatives are to meet with HSE senior personnel at Merlin Park this morning – over the future of Clifden District Hospital.

Families were contacted by the HSE last Friday – informing them that respite services will not be available from this week.

Senator Seán Kyne was one of the organisers of a public meeting in the Clifden Town Hall yesterday afternoon, which saw almost 600 in attendance.

Senator Kyne spoke to our reporter Máirtín Ó Catháin about the importance of the local hospital:

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Galway city house prices rose by 11.6% in the past year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – House prices in Galway city have risen by 11.6 percent in the past year.

The average price of a home nationwide is up point 1 per cent between June and September, compared to the second quarter.

While in Dublin prices are 6 per cent higher than a year previously.

Daft.ie report author Ronan Lyons has said that the number of homes available to buy is up by over a fifth.

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