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Unemployment drops slightly in Galway in October

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:
Unemployment dropped slightly in Galway last month. (Oct)
There were 10 thousand 558 people out of work in the city and county at the end of October, a drop of more than 300.
The biggest drop in unemployment in October was in the city where 248 people came off the Live Register.
There are now just over 5 thousand 200 people out of work in the city.
In Loughrea, 28 people came off the Live Register last month, leaving its jobless figure at just over 11 hundred.
A similar decrease was seen in Clifden last month where 22 people came off the Live Register.
There are now 674 people out of work in Clifden.
In Gort, 19 people came off the Live Register in October, leaving its unemployment figure at 766.
Tuam saw a similar decrease last month, with 17 people coming off the Live Register.
There are now just over 15 hundred people out of work in Tuam.
Ballinasloe saw a drop of 13 on its unemployment figure last month, meaning there are now just over 12 hundred people out of work in the area.
Overall, there are 10 and a half thousand people without jobs in Galway, a drop of almost 15 per cent since October last year.

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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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