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Population transfers as part of Galway constituency changes

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A review of Dáil boundaries is to see a number of population transfers for Galway but no changes to the number of seats.
The Roscommon Galway constituency is set to gain population from Galway East as part of the recommendations issued by the Constituency Commission.
However, the review would see Roscommon-Galway remaining as a three-seater.
Meanwhile, population from Galway East is to be transferred to Galway West, which in turn will lose some back to Mayo.
Mayo, Galway East and Galway West seat representation remains unchanged.
Dublin Central, Kildare South, and Cavan-Monaghan will all gain a member under the review.
A number of TD’s have been venting their anger at the changes.
In the Dáil last night, the redrawing of constituency lines raised the hackles of TDs from affected areas – Roscommon Galway Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has concerns regarding population transfers from areas including Boyle and Carrick On Shannon.

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Galway Port increases capacity with the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Port is increasing its capacity to make way for the arrival of Ireland’s largest wind turbines.

Arderroo Wind Farm in Connemara is expecting 22 more turbines in total, with one shipment having arrived just this morning. (06/07)

It’s the sixteenth wind turbine project the port has worked on, which is increasing its profile as an energy hub.

CEO, Conor O’Dowd, says it’s a very important project for them:

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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City language school calls for state funding to support free English lessons for Ukrainians

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city language school is calling on the Government to provide funding to meet the enormous demand for English lessons from Ukrainian refugees.

Galway Language School, based at Bridge Mills, is providing free classes during the summer months.

But it says it cannot meet the huge demand for the lessons, which it argues will help refugees to integrate and take up jobs in many sectors.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Director Patrick Creed says the state urgently needs to provide support.

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