Galway Bay fm newsroom – Following consultations, a Tuam company is to make 68 staff members redundant, 8 more than originally intended.
Contact lense manufacturer Transitions Optical on the Dunmore Road announced last month that it would be making up to 60 job cuts.
The manufacturing volume at the Tuam base, which currently has over 170 employees, is being reduced as part of production is being moved to Asia to look after clients there.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, Plant Director Kevin Minton says the company has worked with staff over the past 30 days to minimise the number of redundancies.
It was hoped that no more than 60 jobs would be lost.
Workers will receive a comprehensive redundancy package and outplacement programme to help them find alternative employment.
It’s expected that the redundancies will be completed on a phased basis by the end of the year.
Diocese of Galway prayer service to call for action on climate change and biodiversity crisis
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Diocese of Galway is to host a prayer service and information event this week to call for action in the face of climate change and the biodiversity crisis.
It’s being held on Thursday at 7:30pm in Galway Cathedral to coincide with the start of COP26, the 2021 United Nations climate change conference.
The diocesan Laudato Si’ launch event is being led by Bishop Brendan Kelly with a special address by Jane Mellett of Trocaire.
Jane Mellett told Galway Bay fm news aims to provide space to reflect on what’s happening to our common home -she says we need to listen to the cry of the Earth and take action:
Galway IFA warns farmers are ready to protest if carbon limit concerns aren’t heard by Government
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Chairperson of the Galway IFA is warning that farmers will take to the streets in protest if their concerns about new proposed carbon limits aren’t listened to.
A set of five-year “carbon budgets” out to 2030 were released last night by the Climate Change Advisory Council.
The aim is reduce emissions by 4.8pc a year up to 2025, when the target will increase to 8.3pc a year.
It’s reported that by 2030, the agriculture sector wil be required to reduce emmissions by somewhere between 21 and 30 percent.
Chairperson of Galway IFA Anne Mitchell says farmers are prepared to protest if public representatives aren’t willing to listen to their concerns.
Online campaign launched to support Galway student seriously injured by firework in Eyre Square
From the Galway Bay FM newsroom: A major online fundraising effort has begun to assist the young woman injured by a firework in Eyre Square last week with medical expenses now and in the future.
The 19 year old student from Galway was sitting at a bus stop near the taxi rank at the top of Eyre Square when she was struck in the face by an illegal firework in the early hours of last Friday morning.
Gardaí believe the firework was launched from close to the Tourist Information Kiosk on Eyre Square, across the street from where the woman was sitting.
The Go Fund Me Page “Eyre Square Firework Victim – Medical Treatments” has been set up to help her family fund the cost of the necessary future medical treatments she will require for the serious injuries she has sustained.
Over €5000 of the target amount of €30,000 has already been raised online since the page went live yesterday.
Renée who is a friend of the victim’s family and involved in the Go Fund Me campaign says there has already been great support for the victim and her family who are facing an uncertain future: