Galway Bay fm newsroom – Dublin City Council has voted to name a street in the capital after Savita Halappanavar who died in Galway following complications regarding a miscarriage in 2012.
The motion was passed by 35 votes to 10 with four members abstaining at a meeting of the council last night.
However it was pointed out at the meeting that requests to rename streets usually come from local residents, rather than a ‘top-down’ approach.
Recently, Galway Pro-Choice group had supported the motion being proposed at Dublin City Council.
Savita Halappanavar died at University Hospital Galway in October 2012 after asking for a termination of her pregnancy which eventually led to her contracting septicaemia.
People Before Profit councillor on Dublin City Council, Tina McVeigh proposed the motion last night.
Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon take part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out
Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have been taking part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out to raise awareness and vital funds for Galway Simons homelessness prevention services.
In 2021 A staggering 1,511 people, which included 563 children were supported by Galway Simon’s Services and the organisation is are themselves for the winter ahead and an even greater demand for their services.
In Galway there were organised Sleep Outs on Shop Street, Salthill, Oranmore, Loughrea and at galway United’s home ground of Eamon Deacy Park while many others took part by sleeping out in their own gardens with friends and family.
Ronan Lardner was with the Sleepout in shop Street and he spoke to Galway Simon CEO Karen Golden as the Sleepout was about to begin.
Ronan Lardner then spoke to Karen once the Sleep Out had finished and she started by saying that it was an incredible night.
Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween
Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.
Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.
Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.
CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.
Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,
First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.
The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.
David Nevin has more.