Galway Bay fm newsroom – The preferred route for the Athlone to Galway section of the national coast to coast greenway has been announced.
The Athlone to Galway stretch will run through Shannonbridge, Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore and along the coast into Galway city.
Minister Leo Varadkar made the announcement at the formal opening of the latest section of the greenway at Castleknock in Dublin today.
Speaking at the event he says he is taking an incremental approach to building the greenway, building one section at a time as funding is allocated.
A 40 kilometer section between Mullingar and Athlone will be completed next year following the allocation of 4 million euro in funding by Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly.
Two further sections in Kildare and Meath totalling 40 kilometers are at shovel-ready stage and work will being as soon as more funding becomes available.
The preferred route for the section that links with Galway will run through Ballinasloe and toward the city via Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore.
3 percent drop in job vacancies across Galway
That’s according to new figures from website IrishJobs.ie.
The research found that overall, job postings in Galway were down 13 percent during 2020.
That’s considerably better than the national average, which was 23 percent.
While overall, remote working jobs are up by almost 2,000 percent since this time last year.
The most resilient sectors identified are healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and IT.
While the most vulnerable are tourism, travel and hospitality.
26 new cases in Galway, 1372 nationally and 7 further deaths
All of these deaths occurred in January.
The median age of those who died is 77 years and the age range is 43-94 years.
There has been a total of 2,977 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 616 are men / 751 are women
- 56% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 41 years old
- 7 Day Incidence is 296.3
- 5-day moving average is 1,926
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Increase in Pandemic Unemployment Payment recipients across Galway
While the figure for Galway stands at 20 percent.