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Post office opens in Carna at new location

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The post office service resumes in Carna this morning at a new location after the post office was closed in the area last year.
The new post office is opening around now at O’ Dowd’s shop and filling station in Carna.
Carna has been without a post office since last May when services at the previous location in the village were closed on what was described as a ‘temporary basis’ while certain matters were being dealt with.
Since then, post office services for the Carna area were based in Cill Chiaráin, six miles away.
Public meetings were held, leading to a campaign to have post office services restored in Carna.
An Post announced in August last year that the contract at the previous location in Carna had ended and it advertised for a new contract.
Rónán Dowd – the new postmaster – and the Dowd family have been well-known in the construction and business sector in Connemara over the years.

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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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