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Salthill prom and Toft carparks to close due to orange weather warning

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The prom in Salthill is set to partially close this evening as an orange wind warning is set to come into effect later this evening.
The City Council says that overtopping at Salthill is likely overnight – while high water levels are expected at Spanish Arch.
As a precaution, the prom from D’Arcy Roundabout to the Threadneedle Road junction will be closed to the public from 7.30 this evening until 7.30 tomorrow morning.
The road from Beech Court on Grattan Road to D’Arcy Roundabout will also be closed to the public during this time.
Meanwhile, Toft carpark and the prom carpark will be closed until tomorrow morning.
MET Eireann says from 9pm, Storm Hector will bring south to southwest winds of up to 80km per hour – with gusts of up to 125km possible.
The orange alert is in place until 10 tomorrow morning.
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Almost 60% Galway’s small and medium enterprises are investing in upskilling the workforce

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 60% of Galway’s small and medium sized enterprises are investing in training and upskilling their workforce.

That’s according to research by business support and mentoring programme MentorsWork.

They also found that just over half of Galway’s SMEs understand the implications of tech threats, and almost half are up to date with automation and digitalisation.

Acting Director of the Small Firms Association, Elizabeth Bowen, stresses the importance of training and upskilling.

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Increased Garda presence across city in light of recent assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s now an increased Garda presence across Galway city in light of the recent level of serious assaults.

At this week’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said assaults causing harm are a serious concern.

He said Gardaí are putting resources into tackling the issue, and foot patrols have been increased.

But it was noted that more Gardaí on the beat means some other specialist units are having to make do with less resources.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says there will be a highly visible presence in the city for the rest of this month.

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30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.

The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.

The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.

Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway. 

“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!” 

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