Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to make a submission to central government next week in a bid to increase its overall funding.
The submission will be made as part of the local government funding baseline review which examines the methodology used in distributing allocations to bring greater balance and equity.
Acting CEO Kevin Kelly told a meeting of the county council that this submission should illustrate why Galway is different in terms of it’s urban-rural context and its size.
The meeting heard the county has 4.2 staff per one thousand in population and this should be somewhere between 5.5 and 7.3.
It was also revealed that the county council spends €626 per capita, with Dublin City Council spending €1654 and Mayo county council recording €1002 per capita.
Sinn Fein councillor Dermot Connolly said the county is left with ‘the shakings of the bag’ and its services are lagging behind other local authorities.
Independent councillor Jim Cuddy argued the department is well aware of the shortfall but is doing nothing about it.
Tune is at 2pm to hear Acting County CEO Kevin Kelly
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.