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Public meeting on proposed food innovation hub in Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a new food innovation and incubation centre in Athenry to support fledging food ventures will be the focus of a special meeting in the town tomorrow. (Tuesday 11/7)
Organisers say a major barrier has been identified in the lack of food grade production and innovation facilities for start up and scale up food businesses.
They’re seeking the input of anyone involved with, or considering entering, the food industry across Galway to discuss the vision for the new project.
It’s hoped the venture would be based at the Teagasc Campus in Athenry – where the meeting to discuss the proposal will take place at 3pm tomorrow.

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Seanad hears multinationals in Galway concerned over travel restrictions

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard that multinationals in Galway are concerned over the Government’s Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The matter was raised by Senator Sean Kyne, who said there’s a clear feeling among senior management that Ireland is being left behind.

He noted that many competitor countries are back operating international travel, immediately putting Galway at a disadvantage.

He further pointed out that many local businesses, healthcare facilities and third level institutions are also heavily reliant on international connectivity.

Citing the concerns of Galway-based multinationals, Senator Kyne argued an urgent debate is now needed – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Concerns over dangerous state of roads between Tuam and Ballymoe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Concerns are being raised over the dangerous state of the roads between Tuam and Ballymoe.

The issue was raised at a meeting of the Ballinasloe municipal district by Councillor Declan Geraghty.

He pointed out there’s a number of stretches in a particularly terrible condition, such as between Dunmore and Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty said as someone who drives a truck on those roads, “the wheel would nearly be whipped out of your hands” at times.

Councillor Dermot Connolly agreed and said if Councillor Geraghty thought it a bad experience in a truck, he should try it in a basic tractor.

It was acknowledged that some of the poor surface conditions are due to pipe-laying works as part of the project to bring water from Lough Mask to Williamstown.

Councillor Geraghty believes there is an urgent need for works – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour

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Gardaí renew public appeal following city assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have renewed a public appeal for information following recent assaults in the city.

The first incident took place last Bank Holiday Monday on June 7th between 3.45am and 4.05am, when two men were assaulted at Bridget’s Place in Woodquay as they were walking home from Eyre Square.

The men received serious facial injuries in the altercation.

Witnesses observed two males with Dublin accents at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Galway Gardaí on 091 538000.

Public assistance is also requested following the assault of a man at Williamsgate Street on Sunday morning at 12.30.

The assailant fled the scene towards Cross Street.

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