Galway Bay fm newsroom – Clifden RNLI came to the assistance of a broken down vessel in Ballyconneely Bay last evening, assisting in the rescue of six people.
Volunteer crew members towed the vessel and transported the six passengers safely to shore on Ballyconneely Beach.
This incident took place shortly after 6pm when both Clifden lifeboats; Shannon Class ALB and Atlantic 85 launched in response to reports of a broken down boat.
A 14 feet vessel with multiple people on board had suffered engine failure a few kilometres from shore in Ballyconneely Bay.
The crew commenced a tow operation and the casualty vessel was towed alongside the Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat and brought to Ballyconneely Beach.
Clifden RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager John Brittain told Galway Bay fm news the passengers had not been wearing life jackets.
He has urged anyone going out to sea to take all necessary precautions – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour
Minister Ryan appoints Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh chairperson of Shannon Group
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Padraig O’Ceidigh has been appointed Chairperson designate of the Shannon Group.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan announced the move today, saying Mr O’Ceidigh will bring extensive experience and sectoral knowledge to the role.
He has held senior management positions including Executive Officer and Chairman of Aer Arann for some 26 years, and served as a Senator
Commenting on his appointment, Mr O’Ceidigh said Shannon Airport is a vital economic engine for the Shannon Region and wider west of Ireland economy.
Funding approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Funding has been approved for extra classrooms at Lackagh National School
Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed that funding will be provided for the additional accommodation
It includes two new mainstream classrooms and a special education teacher room to cater for the current demand within the recently built school.
Independent Galway East TD Sean Canney says it’s important that an area like Lackagh has the capacity to deliver education in modern facilities – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour
Slight fall in numbers claiming PUP in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Just over 106,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week.
That’s a drop of over 4,500 on last week.
The greatest reduction was in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
In Galway, the drop in number is very small this week – it’s gone down 260
This means 5,440 people are still on the PUP in Galway
Commenting on the national figures Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys say today’s figures show the number claiming payments has now fallen for 33 consecutive weeks.
Since February, the number of young people, under the age of 25, who were claiming the PUP is down by over 90 per cent.