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Slight decrease in Galway’s unemployment figure

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Unemployment figures in Galway decreased slightly last month according to the latest statistics from the Central Statistics Office.

The report shows there are now 10 thousand 607 people out of work in Galway, 60 less than the Live Register figure at the end of January and 14 per cent drop on last year’s figure.

The biggest drop in unemployment last month was in Clifden where 33 people came off the Live Register.

There are now 765 people without jobs in Clifden.

In the city in February, 15 people came off the Live Register leaving its unemployment figure at 5 thousand 140.

In Ballinasloe, Live Register numbers fell by 8 in February, meaning there are now just over 11 hundred people without work in Ballinasloe.

Gort saw a similar decrease in its unemployment figure last month, with 6 people coming off the Live Register.

There are now 776 without jobs in Gort.

The only area to experience an increase in unemployment figures last month was Tuam where two extra people joined the Live Register.

The unemployment figure in Tuam now stands at just over 15 hundred.

Overall there are 10 thousand 600 people out of work in the city and county, a decrease of more than 15 per cent on the same period last year.

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Chairperson of Galway City Vintners hopeful the majority of restrictions affecting hospitality sector will be removed by March.

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

The Chairperson of the Galway City Vintners says he’s hopeful that the majority of restrictions affecting the hospitality sector will be removed by March.

NPHET has been meeting to make a series of recommendations to Government for exiting restrictions.

It’s expected the curfew on hospitality will be lifted as early as next week, full capacity sports grounds will be allowed along with increased capacity at live events; while a roadmap for the return to the office is also due.

An easing of Covid restrictions will happen ‘within days’ according to the Public Expenditure Minister.

Johnny Duggan of Taylor’s Bar Galway who is also Chair of the Galway City Vintners Federation says publicans want to get back to normal trading as soon as possible.

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Galway TD challenges Minister in Dáil over exclusion of carers from healthcare bonus

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A Galway TD has challenged the Minister for Public Expenditure in the Dáil over the exclusion of family and home carers from the pandemic bonus.

Frontline healthcare workers are to be given a 1 thousand euro bonus to recognise their efforts throughout COVID-19.

However, under the current plans, home and family carers are not eligible for the payment.

Addressing Minister Michael McGrath, Deputy Mairead Farrell pointed out they lost everything during the pandemic at very short notice.

She argued without their efforts, the Government would have been in a very serious predicament.

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Ballinasloe group wins legal challenge preventing the operation of a waste transfer facility in the town

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A Ballinasloe community group has succeeded in its latest legal action to prevent the operation of a waste transfer facility in the East Galway town.

The ‘Ballinasloe Says No’ group took legal action to prevent Galway County Council granting a permit to operate a waste transfer station at Poolboy in April 2021.

The High Court has now quashed the decision by Galway County Council to grant a permit on environmental grounds.

The group are calling on the local authority to refuse any future application for a permit or extension or renewal of planning permission for a waste transfer facility in Poolboy.

Speaking to Galway Talks earlier, PRO & Secretary of the Ballinasloe Says No campaign Senator Aisling Dolan says the group is prepared to challenge any further attempts to bring a waste transfer facility to the town.

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