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11 Outstanding groups and individuals to receive Galway Rehab awards

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Galway bay fm newsroom – 11 groups and individuals will receive Rehab Galway People of the Year Awards tonight. (1/11)

The ceremony takes place at the Galway Bay Hotel and will be broadcast live here on Galway Bay fm from 9.30 to 10.30p.m.

Among this years Rehab People of the Year award winners is Ballymacward Hall Committee for refurbishing and revitalising the facility.

Áine and Mary Booth and Lisa Landers from Caltra will receive the award for organising a 30k charity cycle and generating awareness of Cystic Fibrosis.

The Friends of Belarus North Galway Group will also receive the accolade for improving the lives of orphaned children.

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Local TD demands support for farmers with cost of shearing sheep

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway East TD Sean Canney says the Government must put a scheme in place to support farmers in the shearing of sheep.

It follows the recent publication of a long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study, which recommends a range of measures to develop and market Irish wool.

Deputy Canney says while it’s all hugely positive news, farmers do need some help in the meantime – such as a €5 shearing grant per sheep.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says there is huge potential for wool in our economy.

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City language school calls for state funding to support free English lessons for Ukrainians

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city language school is calling on the Government to provide funding to meet the enormous demand for English lessons from Ukrainian refugees.

Galway Language School, based at Bridge Mills, is providing free classes during the summer months.

But it says it cannot meet the huge demand for the lessons, which it argues will help refugees to integrate and take up jobs in many sectors.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Director Patrick Creed says the state urgently needs to provide support.

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30 SIPTU community workers protest in Eyre Square over pay

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approximately 30 SIPTU workers carrying flags and banners have gathered in Eyre Square to protest over pay

The protest is part of the 24 hour work stoppage in the community sector and Section 39 organisations in Galway, Dublin and Waterford

The industrial action is part of the Valuing Community campaign, with the workers calling for their first pay rise in 14 years.

The Galway city protesters have been speaking to our reporter David Nevin

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