Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway companies have secured significant funding from the European Innovation Council.
NUIG based Glasport Bio has been awarded a grant of 2.5 million euro through the EIC’s Accelerator Green Call, for its technology that removes greenhouse gas emissions from animal manure.
While Mervue based NVP Energy LTD, received a grant for its Ambirobic technology for treating municipal sewage wastewater.
The EIC Accelerator pilot supports high risk, high potential SMEs and innovators to help them develop and bring onto the market new innovative products, services and business models.
Glasport Bio’s key focus is to maximize the efficiency of natural resources, deriving value streams from a variety of materials – often those deemed as waste.
NVP Energy LTD, who specialise in generating energy through biogas created during the treatment of wastewater did not release the figure they have been awarded.
Both companies will now join 62 other EU companies on the funding list – with over 300 million euro in grant aid being shared between them.
City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.
The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.
Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.
He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.
A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.
Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….
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Galway International Arts Festival launches revised Autumn programme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway International Arts Festival has launched its revised Autumn programme.
The programme which takes place across September and October will consist of a mix of live arts and digital components.
The Festival opens on Thursday September 3rd with John Gerrard’s much anticipated outdoor mirror and LED lighting installation “Mirror Pavillion.”
“Mirror Pavillion,” is being produced in partnership with Galway 2020, and will be hosted at the Claddagh Quay before moving to Connemara’s Derrigimlagh Bog in October.
Meanwhile, Domhnall Gleeson will return to the Galway stage in a special preview performance of Enda Walsh’s new play “Medicine.”
Tickets for the festival go on sale on the GIAF website on Monday August 10th.
Festival Arts Director Paul Fahy says the programme is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible…