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Refugee solidarity rally and peace vigil to take place in city within two hour timeframe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A solidarity rally to support refugees worldwide and a separate peace vigil will take place in the city within a two-hour timeframe this weekend.
Earlier this week over 100 people gathered at a beach in Salthill to spell out a message of solidarity with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Galway Anti-Racism Network is organising the refugee solidarity rally at noon on Saturday in Eyre Square.
Separately, Galway Alliance Against War will stage a peace vigil at the bottom of Shop Street an hour later.
The vigil is to focus on Ireland’s role in the war in Yemen and members of the local Muslim community will attend.
GAAW will also have a petition calling on local TDs to demand a halt to all U.S military traffic through Irish airports and air space.
The peace vigil will take place at the junction of Shop Street and Mainguard Street at 1p.m on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Galway Integration Consortium, BRIDGE, AMACH and WalkTheTalk will host an intercultural football 5-aside with food, music and games at Aras Bothar an Tra, Salthill from 1p.m on Saturday to mark World Refugee Day this week.

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Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects

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Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.

Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.

Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.

While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.

Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:

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Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway

The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15

The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.

The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.

Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.

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Project led by Galway researcher could help stop spread of cancer

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based researcher is working on a project that could help prevent the spread of cancer.

Dr. Eoin McAvoy at University of Galway is investigating how cancer cells exploit gaps in blood vessels and travel to other parts of the body.

His study used advanced computer models and cell-based experiments to examine how these gaps could be prevented.

The research was carried out in collaboration with teams at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, John’s Hopkins University, and University College London.

It’s hoped the research will help guide the development of drugs which could reduce the spread of cancer through these ‘leaky’ blood vessels.

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