Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Breaking News

Slight increase in Galway’s unemployment figure in January

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Unemployment figures in Galway climbed slightly during January according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
The data shows that there were 12 thousand 520 people out of work in the city and county last month.
This is an increase of almost 100 on the Live Register.
There was a mix of employment trends across the city and county in January.
The biggest increase in unemployment was in the city, where an extra 149 people signed on.
There are now more than 6 thousand 200 people out of work in the city.
Loughrea also saw an increase in unemployment in January with an extra 25 people signing on.
There are now almost 13 hundred jobless people in Loughrea.
Clifden saw a slight increase of 8 on its unemployment figure last month, bringing it up to 845.
Despite these increases, some areas did see a drop in unemployment figures in January.
Tuam saw 36 people come off the Live Register, leaving its jobless figure at just under 18 hundred.
There was a similar decrease in Ballinasloe where 31 people came off the Live Register last month.
There are now just over 14 hundred people out of work in Ballinasloe.
Gort saw a drop of 17 on its jobless figure in January leaving it at 921.
Overall there 12 thousand 520 people are not working in Galway, an increase of almost 100 on December’s Live Register figure.

Breaking News

Emergency services attend multi-car crash on M6

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Emergency services are attending the scene of a multi-car collision on the M6.

The incident involving three cars took place on the M6 westbound, between the Rathmorrisey and Oranmore exits.

Long tailbacks are reported with traffic reduced to one lane.

Gardaí are at the scene and say nobody has been seriously injured in the collision.

Motorists are advised to expect some delays.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Homes in the West of Ireland at increased risk from radon

Published

on

https://galwaybayfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/radon.wav

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Large parts of the country – and in particular homes in the West – have been found to be at increased risk from radon.

New radon maps, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency, show an increased risk from radon in Ireland, with 170,000 homes now predicted to be at risk of radon exposure above the national reference level.

This is an increase of 45,000 homes, from the previous estimate in 2002.

The gas is naturally occurring, particularly in rock in western counties, and is linked to 350 new lung cancer cases in Ireland each year.

Senior scientist with the EPA, David Fenton, says it’s a significant public health risk and people need to act.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Mairead Farrell says Government “tone deaf” over rental crisis

Published

on

https://galwaybayfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/farrellrental.wav

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Mairead Farrell says the Government is “tone deaf” over the ongoing crisis in the rental sector.

She told the Dáil there’s an endless stream of people attending her office at Bohermore to seek help for their housing situation.

She once again highlighted the huge number of properties available on short-term platforms like AirBnB – but a total lack of properties on rental platforms like Daft.

Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell argues the Government is effectively doing nothing to make a real impact on the situation.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending