Fianna Fail HQ puts Galway Ollie Crowe in his place over his efforts to field Eamon O Cuiv in presidential race
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Fianna Fail Headquarters has put Galway city councillor Ollie Crowe in his place over his efforts to field Eamon O Cuiv in the presidential race.
It states in no uncertain terms that the parliamentary party has made its decision on who it is backing for the presidential race.
It comes as Councillor Ollie Crowe has sent a letter to his party colleagues in local authorities across the country seeking their support for Galway West Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív in the presidential race.
In addition it’s understood a group of Fianna Fail Galway county councillors are planning to write to the party leader to ask him to reconsider the decision not to put forward a candidate.
In a statement to FYI Galway this evening, Fianna Fail headquarters said it has been agreed unanimously that the Parliamentary Party would not nominate a candidate and would support the candidacy of President Michael D Higgins.
In a rebuke of Cllr Ollie Crowe’s actions it adds that the only body with the authority and ability to nominate a Fianna Fáil candidate for the presidential election is the Parliamentary Party, and that body has made its decision with regard to this matter.
Galway Bay fm has made several attempts to contact Deputy O Cuiv over the last two days but he has not responded to calls or messages.
Meanwhile, Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley says if Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv decides to run for President, he’ll have to do it as an Independent candidate.
Also today, prominent Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly said he believes the party should have run a candidate for the Presidential Election.
He said he had declared an interest himself in running and would have put himself forward if his party had decided to run a candidate.
In relation to Councillor Ollie Crowe’s belief that the party should run a candidate, Mr Daly said he did not think this was a solo run on Cllr. Crowe’s part.
Motorcyclist seriously injured in Road Traffic Collision outside Craughwell
Gardai investigations are ongoing following a serious road traffic collision outside Craughwell this afternoon.
Emergency services attended the scene of the single-vehicle collision on the N6 on the Galway side of Craughwell this afternoon at approximately 3pm.
A male motorcyclist was seriously injured and removed from the scene to University Hospital Galway.
Investigations are ongoing.
MEP says that Ireland must introduce a specific mental health strategy to address what is a “Silent Pandemic”
Ireland must introduce a specific mental health strategy to address the silent pandemic that is casting a shadow across the farming community in rural Ireland.
That was the message delivered by Midlands-North-West MEP Maria Walsh, when she hosted an event in Brussels this week with her EPP colleagues.
As part of EU Mental Health Week, the Fine Gael MEP hosted the event with the Belgian MEP, focussing on mental health and suicide prevention within the farming community.
As part of the event, As part of the event, MEP Walsh invited representatives from UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science, and from the School of Psychology, to share their research and they highlighted the frightening reality that 25% of Irish farmers are at risk of suicide.
Speaking to Galway Bay FM News this afternoon, MEP Walsh said that it was a terrifying statistic.
Clifden RNLI appeals for people to be careful out at sea following two callouts in 24 hours
Clifden RNLI is advising people to be careful when out on the sea this weekend and throughout the summer.
Volunteer Crews were called out twice in the last 24 hours.
First to tow a broken-down boat with two people on board to safety yesterday evening and again at midnight to a medivac from Inishbofin.
At 6.45pm. Clifden’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat was tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to assist a boat that had broken down.
The crew launched Joyce King in beautiful sunny conditions, helmed by David Barry with crew James Mullen, Joseph Acton and Brian Ward.
They were assisted in launching by Neil Gallery and John Brendan Mannion on shore.
The second call-out came at midnight,
Clifden’s all-weather lifeboat St Christopher was tasked to medivac an injured person from Inishbofin.
The casualty had sustained a head injury from a fall.
The lifeboat slipped her moorings under the command of James Mullen, (Coxswain), with John Mullen, Joseph Acton, Dan Whelan and Neil Gallery as crew.
Lifeboat Operations Manager John Brittain has this advice for everyone who is planning on using the water this weekend.