Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Executive of Galway City Council is being urged to extend the deadline for community submissions for the operation of Knocknacarra Community Centre.
It follows a meeting last night attended by six local councillors and 30 representatives of local groupings to debate the future running of the facility.
Last month it was agreed that community groups would be given an opportunity to tender for the management of the centre with a deadline for submissions of August 1st.
Concerns had previously been raised regarding the privitisation of the centre’s management.
However Cllr Catherine Connolly who was one of those who attended last evening’s meeting says this deadline for community submissions is not feasable and must be extended.
She also says the criteria set for tendering is not ‘community friendly’.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Cllr Connolly says steps are already being taken to get community groups working together to discuss a bid.
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: