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TD warns Galway festivals crippled by rising insurance costs

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Many businesses, festivals and community events in Galway are on the brink due to crippling insurance costs.
That’s according to Galway-Roscommon TD Eugene Murphy, who says action must be taken to bring down insurance premiums.
The Fianna Fáil Deputy says one the main factors in increasing premiums is the number of fraudulent claims for compensation.
Deputy Murphy said the organisers of Ballinasloe Horse Fair had to have several meetings this year to discuss whether they could get insurance cover.
It’s understood the voluntary group behind the fair had an insurance bill of 14 thousand euro.
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Galway TY students invited to attend real estate work experience course

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Transition Year students in Galway interested in real estate are invited to attend a virtual work experience course.

DNG is hosting 3rd level colege presentations, online auctions and an auctioneering and property services apprenticeship programme.

500 students are expected to sign up the the programme, with over 1,000 students taking part over the past two years.

The course will take place from Wednesday to Friday of next week, and registration is on ty.dng.ie

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€4.4m funding for ‘Shape-shifting’ implant medical device led by University of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – €4.4m in funding has been awarded for a ‘shape-shifting’ implanted medical device led by University of Galway.

The funding from the European Union is for the SMARTSHAPE project – which aims to provide continuous blood pressure monitoring.

Hypertension is the leading global contributor to premature death – but there is no clinical standard of monitoring beat-to-beat blood pressure outside hospital settings.

The SMARTSHAPE consortium is led by Professor William Wijns, Research Professor in Interventional Cardiology at University of Galway’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Professor Wijns explains how this device will benefit patients

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Councillor hits out at ongoing issues of pungent smells of sewage in Gort town

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is slamming the lack of action over what he describes as pungent smells of sewage in Gort town.

Councillor Joe Byrne says the odour has escalated in the past 12 months and he claims Irish Water will not address it.

It comes as the town had a boil water notice lifted last month which had been in place since early December of last year.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Councillor Byrne explains the impact it’s having on the community:

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