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Slight rise in unemployment in Galway last month

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Unemployment figures in Galway crept up slightly last month after months of decreases.

An additional 173 people joined the Liver Register in the city and county in December, bringing the jobless figure for Galway to 20 thousand 174.

Almost all areas in Galway saw a slight increase in unemployment figures last month.

The biggest rise was in Tuam, where an extra 67 people signed on.

Tuam now has an unemployment figure of 3 thousand and 55.

In Ballinasloe, 44 more people joined the Live Register in December, bringing its jobless figure up to over 2 thousand 300.

37 extra people signed on at the social welfare office in Loughrea in December bringing its unemployment figure to over 2thousand 200.

In Clifden, 32 more people joined the Live Register last month bringing the number of people out of work in Clifden to 12 hundred.

Last month in Gort, there was a slight increase of 14 on November’s unemployment figure.

The number of people without work in Gort is now just over 14 hundred.

The only area to see a decrease in unemployment last month was the city, where 21 people came off the Live Register.

The city now has an unemployment figure of 9 thousand 931.

There are now 20 thousand 174 people out of work in Galway, a drop of the 8 and a half percent.

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Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.

4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

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City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill

Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.

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Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.

The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.

As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.

Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.

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