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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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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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