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STUDY SHOWS VARIANCE IN FIRE CALL-OUT CHARGES

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Galway city and county fire brigades charge 460 euro to attend domestic fires.

A new survey of charges across all 30 fire authorities nationwide shows a signifcant variance in rates.

The study conducted by the Irish Independent shows charges range from 125 euro in Longford to 750 euro – the highest flat rate fee charged nationwide by Mayo fire brigade.

In Galway city and county, 300 euro is charged to attend a chimney fire while 575 euro is levied to attend a fire on a commercial premises.

The paper reports that the Chairman of the Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association John Kidd is against such charges.

He said the IFESA group is calling for a single national fire and ambulance service.

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Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.

The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.

Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.

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TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.

Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.

It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.

The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.

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Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.

AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.

The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.

Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk:

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