Galway Bay Fm news
Galway has seen a sharp decrease of 20 per cent in planning applications as well as a significant fall in building commencements compared to a national average drop of only 7 per cent.
Thats according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans.com.
The researchers examined every housing construction planning application and planning commencement from January to April 2013 and gave a direct comparison with the same period in 2012.
Galway has experienced the 6th sharpest drop in planning applications from 266 in January to April 2012 to 212 in the same period in 2013.
According to Danny O’Shea, Managing Director of Link2Plans, less planning applications this year will have the knock-on affect of less house building next year in Galway city and county.
LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move
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.
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
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.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
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: