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New Board appointed to Western Development Commission

The appointment of a new Board to the Western Development Commission (WDC) has been announced. The WDC was set up in 1999 to promote and...

Minister Humphreys assures TidyTowns groups that competition will go ahead in 2021

Minister Heather Humphreys has assured local groups involved in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition that next year's competition will go ahead despite Covid-19. A record 924...

Almost 1,500 more Galway workers receiving PUP this week

Almost 1,500 more workers in Galway will receive a Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week, as the number of people across the country receiving payments...

Libraries to receive over €700,000 to help reach marginalised groups

Ireland's libraries have been awarded €713,000 in funding to help people who are older or marginalised, or have a disability, to make greater use...

Minimum wage to increase in January after government approval

The National Minimum Wage will go up to €10.20 per hour from 1 January 2021 after the government approved the increase today.This increase of 10c...

Two islands to benefit from over €190,000 in grants

Two Galway islands will benefit from over €190,000 in grants announced today by the Department of Rural and Community Development.Inis Mór and Inishbofin as...

More than 650 fewer people on pandemic unemployment in Galway

There were 652 people receiving pandemic unemployment payments in Galway this week compared with the week before, as more people return to work.Pandemic Unemployment...

Galway charities awarded €750k under COVID-19 Stability Fund

Charities and community groups in Galway have been awarded almost €750,000 in the latest tranche of funding under the COVID-19 Stability Fund.This week, Minister...

Local social innovations responding to Covid-19 urged to apply to €5.5m Fund

Funding of €5.5 million has been made available to support social innovation projects across the country which are acting in response to the pandemic. Rethink...

Pandemic Unemployment claims in Galway fall by 1,800 people

There are 1,800 fewer people in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment payments in Galway this week as the number of people claiming the emergency benefit...

Pandemic Unemployment claimants in Galway drop below 20,000

The number of people on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment has fallen below 20,000 after a massive decline in the past week.There are 18,800 people in...

Pandemic Unemployment claims fall by 1,400 in Galway

There are 1,400 fewer people in Galway receiving Pandemic Unemployment benefits this week, as the number of people in the city and county receiving...

GMIT to receive €180,000 for equipment to carry out research projects

Funding of over €180,000 has been allocated to GMIT for equipment to carry out vital Research & Development projects. GMIT was one of 37 successful...

Seven NUIG projects to respond to coronavirus emergency

Seven new NUI Galway projects have been announced today to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. The projects, announced by by Minister Heather Humphreys TD, are...

Galway to benefit from €10 million to promote local enterprise

Just under €10 million has been awarded to support five projects in Galway which aim to promote the growth of jobs and enterprise in...

NUIG sharing in €150 million investment in data analytics

NUI Galway will be one of the beneficiaries of €150 million to be invested in the the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in the...

Marine Institute shares in €25 million SFI Research Infrastructure fund

Galway's Marine Institute is leading one of six projects which have been awarded €25 million under the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme. The Oranmore based Marine...

GMIT awarded €840,000 for medtech test lab

GMIT has been awarded €840,000 in government funding to build a state of the art test lab to help develop next generation medical technologies. The...

NUIG chronic pain project shortlisted for €1 million prize

A project on better managing chronic pain from NUIG is one of six finalists for a €1 million prize in the SFI Future Innovator...

Galway based Yield Lab Europe launch €21 million agritech fund

The Galway based agricultural technology accelerator Yield Lab Europe has launched a new €21 million startup investment fund. The €21 million fund will invest in...
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