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Status orange weather warning issued for Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status orange wind warning has been issued for Galway.
Met Eireann says strong winds associated with Storm Callum will hit the west coast on Thursday night and Friday morning.
Winds will be strongest overnight and early on Friday with winds expected to gust between 110 and 130km/h.
Galway is one of 13 counties covered by the status orange warning, which will remain in place from 10pm on Thursday to midday on Friday.
For more on this story, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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Dáil hears concerns over vegan advertisements on buses in Galway City

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – The Dáil has heard concerns over the appearance of vegan advertisements on buses in Galway City.

Deputy Mattie McGrath said he and other rural independents are very concerned about the ‘Go Vegan World’ ads, which have also appeared on Dublin Bus.

He branded them “misleading” and accused them of looking to demonise farmers and attack a way of life in rural Ireland.

Deputy McGrath wanted to know who’s responsible – and why these ads were allowed.

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Slight dip in new car sales across Galway during January

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There was a slight dip in new car sales across Galway during January, compared to the same time last year.

There were 1186 new registrations last month – compared to an even 1,200 in January 2022.

Nationally, sales are up by 9 per cent – while electric vehicle sales reached their highest month on record.

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show the biggest drop in car sales was in Longford, where new registrations dropped by 12 per cent.

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Job opportunities in Galway to grow by 15 percent this year

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Job opportunities in Galway will grow by 15 percent this year.

That’s according to FRS Recruitment, which says particular growth is expected in the IT, construction and healthcare sectors nationwide this year.

It says job growth in Galway was 9 percent last year – and will rise to 15 percent over the course of this year.

But despite the surge in opportunities available nationwide, the number of people applying for jobs is actually down.

Lynne McCormack, General Manager of FRS, says recent job cuts in the IT sector will actually provide new opportunities this year:

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