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Series of new speed limits to be implemented countywide

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Councillors have adopted a series of new speed limits to be introduced across the county.

While most adjustments involved bringing down the speed limit, there was one notable exception.

The controverisal 50km per hour limit on the Airport Road leading to the east city boundary has increased.

As from the 8th May, the speed on the road from Carnmore Cross along by the airport and as far as the city boundary will be changed to 80km.

At their meeting in County Hall this afternoon, members were also advised that County Manager Martina Maloney is to retire in July after seven years in the role and 30 years in local government.

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Finance Minister to speak at business lunch in city next month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Minister of Finance, Michael McGrath, will speak at a business lunch in Galway city next month.

The event is €55 for Galway Chamber members, and €65 for non-members.

The lunch, sponsored by Grant Thornton, will take place on Thursday 9th February in The Galway Bay Hotel at 12:30PM.

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University of Galway healthcare facility secures European accreditation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A healthcare simulation facility at University of Galway has secured European accreditation.

The Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety received the accreditation as part of the Network of Accredited Skills Centres in Europe.

The centre, based at the university’s School of Medicine, provides training for students and staff in Saolta hospitals.

Professor of Simulation Education Dara Byrne hopes the accreditation will lead to more collaborative work for the facility,

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Workers at Corrib Oil station in Ballinasloe to take further strike action

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Workers at Corrib Oil filling station in Ballinasloe are to take further strike action tomorrow.

They’ll take to the picket line from 6.30am until 10pm – over the company’s alleged refusal to recognise their right to be represented by a union.

Mandate Trade Union claims Corrib Oil has refused to honour a pre-Christmas offer to engage with them.

It follows a one-day strike held last month.

Galway Bay fm contacted Corrib Oil about tomorrow’s action, but it has not commented

John Carty of Mandate says workers don’t want to strike – but management is leaving them no choice.

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