Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been secured to roll out a 12 week youth engagement programme city wide.
The initiative aims to provide a social outlet for teenagers from 16 years on a Friday and Saturday night.
It’s modelled on other similar schemes run in Dublin and Belfast which aim to deter teenagers from using illegal substances or engaging in criminal activity.
Independent city councillor Mike Cubbard has secured four thousand euro in funding in the annual budget for 2019 for the initiative.
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Major step forward for new primary school campus in Athenry
Galway bay fm newsroom – There’s been a major step foward in plans for a new primary school campus in Athenry.
Education Minister Norma Foley has announced her department is to acquire the former Presentation School site in the town.
She’s also confirmed that agreement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Tuam to transfer the Scoil Chroí Naofa site into their ownership.
This will allow for the redevelopment of both sites into a new campus that will amalgamate Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys National School.
Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon says this is a landmark moment for education in Athenry.
Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.
Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.
40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.
Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:
Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.
Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.
Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.