Galway bay fm newsroom – Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan is calling for an extension to the lower nine percent VAT rate which he says is vital for the local tourism sector.
The special rate was introduced in summer 2011 and will remain in place until the end of this year.
Deputy Nolan has now raised the matter with Finance Minister Michael Noonan and says it should be included in the upcoming budget.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Deputy Nolan says extending the rate to 2014 would maintain much needed jobs locally and sustain the local economy
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: