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Tanaiste says Galway rural towns are capable of creating international companies

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Rural towns in Galway are capable of creating companies with large workforces and an international presence.
That’s according to Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney who was speaking in Loughrea today.
He officially opened a new state of the art facility at the Chanelle Group, which also announced the creation of an additional 350 jobs over the next five years.
In total it plans to invest over 86 million euro in its Irish operations with construction of a new 25 thousand square feet building to begin next year.
Owner and Managing Director of Chanelle Group Michael Burke says the majority of the new jobs will be for graduates.
Minister Simon Coveney officially opened the first phase of Chanelle’s investment today – a ‘Spot On’ facility – which produces a topical treatment used globally to protect dogs and cats against harmful parasites.
Minister Coveney says the Chanelle story shows that companies can grow in rural areas.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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