Galway Bay fm newsroom – 4000 students in Galway have registered to vote for the first time ahead of the upcoming abortion referendum.
The Union of Students in Ireland has been running registration drives on campuses across the country.
Nearly 27-thousand students have registered to vote for the first time in the run up to the referendum.
GMIT has registered up to 1,079 new voters, and NUIG has registered up to over 2,900.
The USI says it expects these numbers to increase before the registration deadline on Tuesday.
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TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say:
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103 Galway residents to receive Irish Citizenship this week
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 103 Galway residents will become Irish citizens today.
Nationwide, 3,500 people from 130 countries will receive their certificates of naturalisation in Killarney over the next two days.
Junior Minister at the Department of Justice James Browne says it will give them rights and legal protections.
He says people from other nations who’ll become Irish citizens will contribute to Ireland: