Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 1.7 million euro is being allocated by Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’ Sullivan for social housing in Galway.
Just over 9 hundred thousand euro is being provided to the City Council to purchase 5 homes.
The County Council will receive almost 870 thousand euro to buy 8 homes for social housing.
The purchases will be completed this year and will address the specific needs of families on waiting lists as well as mainstream housing.
Nationally, thirty two million euro will be made available by the government to buy more than 260 properties for social housing.
The Minister for Social Housing, Jan O’Sullivan, says while it’s not a significant number of homes – the government is doing the best it can.
Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.