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Training and skills Minister says Galway emerging as new force in technology

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Galway bay fm newsroom -Junior Minister for training and skills and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says Galway is rapidly emerging as a new force in technology.

The Fine Gael TD made the comments at the Dublin Web summit which is being attended by 10 thousand people from 97 countries.

330 new jobs were announced at the event this evening for Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Some of the biggest names in the online and technology sectors are taking part include tech entrepreneur Elon Musk who founded Paypal.

Many smaller companies including Galway based ‘English bubble’ and several coderdojo organisations from across the county are also taking part.

Speaking to FYI Galway from Dublin, Ciaran Cannon says Galway is becoming a major player in the tech space

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O’ Cuiv grills Taoiseach on legislation stuck in “never-never land”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv has asked the Taoiseach to explain why an important piece of legislation is stuck in “never-never land”.

Speaking in the Dáil, he highlighted the Wildlife Amendment Bill, which would allow for the review and potential alteration of natural heritage area designations.

Deputy O’ Cuiv outlined how the bill was passed years ago, but very little has appeared to happen since.

He wanted Micheal Martin to explain where the bill is – and why it’s being delayed.

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Councillor expresses frustration over long-running boil water notice in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A long-running boil water notice in Gort, in place since early February, is having a serious financial impact on businesses and local residents.

That’s according to Councillor Geraldine Donohue, who says it’s unacceptable as we head into the summer season.

She said tourists have to be constantly reminded not to drink the water, and businesses are facing enormous costs of buying drinking water.

Councillor Donohue feels more can be done to escalate the works so they reach completion sooner rather than later.

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Connolly pressures Tánaiste over lack of progress on domestic violence strategy

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West Deputy Catherine Connolly has pressured the Tánaiste over a lack of Government progress in introducing a national strategy on gender-based and domestic violence.

Raising the matter in the Dáil, she said there’s been two previous strategies – but their implementation was uncoordinated and ineffective.

She told Leo Varadker it’s obvious why we need a new strategy – and asked him to explain where it is.

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