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Voting brisk around Galway in local and European elections

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Voting has been brisk in the three electoral districts up to lunchtime today.
In the six seater of Galway City East, the polling station at Ballybane Community Centre is reporting a turnout of 13% after a steady flow all day.
In the Galway City Central district which has six seats, the polling station at Mercy Convent on Francis Street is reporting a turnout of about 10% this lunchtime.
In the six seater of Galway City West, turnout at the polling station in St. Nicholas national school in Claddagh is now approaching 20%.
To the county and in Tuam, despite the abolition of the town council, voting in is brisker so far than in previous local elections.
That’s according to some staff working at the towns polling station.
Turnout in Tuam polling stations at lunchtime was around 10 to 17%.
Voting has also been brisk in East Galway so far today, with a turnout of around 14% in both Ballinalsoe and Portumna.
In Connemara, the heaviest voting has been reported from Clifden with a turnout of around 20% by lunchtime.
Voting from other areas in the nine-seater district stands at between 10 and 12%.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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