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Small number protest in city in support of whistleblower Bradley Manning

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A small group is currently protesting outside Lynch’s Castle in the city centre as part of the campaign to free whistleblower Bradley Manning.

It’s part of a nationwide series of protests coinciding with his sentencing.

He’s to be sentenced at two o clock today by a US army court martial for leaking information to the whistleblowing group Wikileaks.

Organiser of the event, Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War says Private Manning should be given the Nobel peace prize.

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Domino’s Pizza creating 30 jobs across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM news – Domino’s Pizza is creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, including 30 in Galway.

The pizza chain has launched a recruitment drive in order to meet an expected increase in demand, during the World Cup in November.

The 30 local jobs will be across Domino’s two stores – on Prospect Hill and the Old Seamus Quirke road.

Chief Executive of the company’s Irish arm, Scott Bush, says some of the jobs will be seasonal, but there will be opportunities to progress:

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Clifden District Hospital described as vital service which takes pressure off city hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local representatives are to meet with HSE senior personnel at Merlin Park this morning – over the future of Clifden District Hospital.

Families were contacted by the HSE last Friday – informing them that respite services will not be available from this week.

Senator Seán Kyne was one of the organisers of a public meeting in the Clifden Town Hall yesterday afternoon, which saw almost 600 in attendance.

Senator Kyne spoke to our reporter Máirtín Ó Catháin about the importance of the local hospital:

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Galway city house prices rose by 11.6% in the past year

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – House prices in Galway city have risen by 11.6 percent in the past year.

The average price of a home nationwide is up point 1 per cent between June and September, compared to the second quarter.

While in Dublin prices are 6 per cent higher than a year previously.

Daft.ie report author Ronan Lyons has said that the number of homes available to buy is up by over a fifth.

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