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Rise in unemployment in Galway city and county

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a rise in unemployment in Galway city and in most parts of the county over the last month.
Overall there was an increase of 581 on the Live Register for Galway in the month of June compared to May, bringing the jobless figure to 20 thousand 446.
The biggest increase in unemployment last month was in the city, where 331 more people signed on the Live Register.
The unemployment figure for the city is now just over 10 thousand four hundred.
Tuam also saw an increase in its jobless figure last month, with an extra 78 people signing on.
There are now just over 3 thousand one hundred people out of work in Tuam.
In Gort, 62 additional people signed on the Live Register in May, leaving its jobless figure at just over 13 hundred.
Loughrea saw a increase of 60 in its unemployment figure last month, leaving it at just over 2 thousand 190.
The area that saw the smallest increase in unemployment last month was Ballinasloe, where 55 additional people signed on.
Ballinasloe’s unemployment figure now stands at just over 2 thousand 300.
Clifden is the only area that saw a decrease in unemployment last month, with five people coming off the Live Register.
Clifden’s jobless figure now stands at 1,034.
Overall there are 20 thousand 446 people out of work in Galway, a decrease of almost 10 percent on the same period last year.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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