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Actor Cillian Murphy Attends Youth Empathy Day at NUI Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Actor Cillian Murphy has been attending Youth Empathy Day at NUI Galway, hosted by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.
The youth-led day brought together 200 Transition Year students from six secondary schools in Galway, Dublin and Tipperary, all of whom are taking part in a new pilot education programme called Activating Social Empathy.
It supports adolescents to learn empathy in schools.
Actor and Patron of the Centre, Cillian Murphy spoke to the students about the importance of empathy in his work as an actor.
A series of workshops on literature, drama, music, yoga, mindfulness and social media will explore how these areas can be used to teach and promote empathy.
Two of the Centre’s Youth Researchers will host a peer-led session on their own experience of developing empathy.
The day will close with a group brainstorm on developing an Empathy Charter that can be carried into schools, setting out how empathy can be fostered within school communities.

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Junior Heritage Minister to visit Connemara National Park

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan will visit Connemara National Park tomorrow for a number of engagements.

Minister Noonan will visit the National Park Visitor Centre in Letterfrack at 11.30 tomorrow morning

He will meet the staff and then launch the Cladoir Sheep Conservation Project.

Cladoir, or ‘shore dweller’ sheep, were believed extinct in 1995, but the NPWS has worked with local farmers and Teagasc to regenerate the breed.

They have assembled 56 of the remaining Cladoir. The Minister will also view Tamworth Pigs and Irish Moiled cattle.

Connemara National Park receives over 200,000 visitors a year, and the Minister will also view proposed capital infrastructure projects, visit Newfoundland Wood, and view archaeological sites of importance.

Sean Cadden and Tom King, joint chairpersons of the Cladoir Sheep Preservation Committee, and Chief Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service Michael MacDonagh will accompany Minister Noonan

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New County Cathaoirleach Peter Keaveney says more council funding is key priority

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The new Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Peter Keaveney says securing more funding for the local authority is a key priority for his year in office

The Ballinasloe area Fine Gael Councillor has just been elected, under an established voting pact, at the county council AGM being held in Glenamaddy this afternoon

He’ll succeed Athenry-Oranmore area Independent Councillor James Charity in the chair

Cathaoirleach Keaveney spoke to our reporter Paul Hyland just after his election – tune in on the hour to hear what he has to say

Meanwhile, a new Mayor of Galway will be elected later this afternoon, also through an established voting pact

Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, will hand over his chains of office at the AGM of Galway City Council being held in Leisureland this afternoon at 4.

It’s expected he’ll be succeeded in the role by his constituency colleague, Independent Councillor Collette Connolly.

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New Mayor of Galway and new County Cathaoirleach to be elected this afternoon

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new Mayor of Galway and a new County Cathaoirleach will both be elected this afternoon at two separate events, and both will be elected through established voting pacts

It’s expected Ballinasloe area Fine Gael Councillor Peter Keaveney will be elected Cathaoirleach at the AGM of Galway County Council in Glenamaddy in the next hour

He’ll succeed Athenry-Oranmore area Independent Councillor James Charity in the chair

Meanwhile, Mayor of Galway, Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, will hand over his chains of office at the AGM of Galway City Council being held in Leisureland this afternoon at 4.

It’s expected he’ll be succeeded in the role by his constituency colleague, Independent Councillor Collette Connolly.

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