Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 30 percent of cigarettes smoked in Galway are illegal.
That’s according to The National Federation of Retail Newsagents in Ireland, which is warning the government to tackle the sale of illegal cigarettes.
A new survey shows almost 28 per-cent of discarded empty packets across the country are illegal and untaxed.
Galway is ranked 6th in 22 cities and towns surveyed across the country and is 3 percent above the national average for illicit cigarettes.
The research shows smokers in Drogheda in Co Louth and Tallaght in Dublin are the biggest users of illegal cigarettes followed by Athlone in Westmeath while the lowest is Clonmel in County Tipperary.
The President of the NFRN, Joe Sweeney, has this message for the government.
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: