Galway Bay fm newsroom – A former employee in the Diocese of Galway, who plans to protest outside a church this weekend has been threatened with court action, according to SIPTU.
Ann Marie Horan worked as a co-ordinator in the parish of Barna for 6 years before she was made redundant last month.
She says it follows concerns she raised about her job role in May.
SIPTU says it sought a meeting with the parish priest in Barna with a view to having Ann Marie Horan reinstated.
However, they say that the priest refused the proposal.
According to today’s Irish Examiner, the union also wrote to Bishop of Galway, Martin Drennan, but he declined to intervene.
SIPTU says it has received written threats of an injunction from solicitors representing the church if Ms. Horan goes ahead with her protest outside the Church of Mary Immaculate Queen in Barna on Sunday.
Garda investigation following road crash at Cloughanover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are investigating following a single vehicle road crash which occurred on the N84 outside Headford at the weekend.
The incident took place at approximately 4am yesterday (June 13) when a vehicle crashed near a car dealership based in Cloughanover.
A number of parked vehicles at the dealership were damaged as a result of the collision.
The driver, a man aged in his early 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Garda investigations are ongoing.
Pilot Covid-19 antigen testing scheme begins at NUIG
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pilot scheme of rapid Covid-19 antigen testing is being introduced at NUI Galway and three other colleges.
The project, which will be called UniCov, will conduct a large-scale analysis of rapid testing technologies to support students returning to campus.
The scheme begins today at NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.
Thousands of students and staff will participate in the study which will be optional.
It comes as Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris will bring a memo to Government tomorrow confirming a significant increase in on-site college activity from September.
IBEC warns poor transport infrastructure will limit economic development in the West
Galway Bay fm newsroom – IBEC is warning that poor transport infrastructure will limit economic development in the west of Ireland.
The business group is calling on the Government to ensure that the National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland supports an enhanced National Development Plan, underpinned by an ambitious programme of world class public services and infrastructure developments.
As part of its call for enhanced public services in the west, IBEC has set out its infrastructure priorities for the region as part of its submission on the National Development Plan.
The group wants increased capital investment in further and higher education and the establishment a Technological University in the region, an upgrade to the Atlantic Economic Corridor from Galway northwards by completing the M17 Tuam to Sligo, and N15 Sligo to Letterkenny routes, an acceleration of the National Broadband Plan and a supportive regulatory environment for the successful roll-out of 5G.
Meanwhile, the group has also earmarked the proposed N6 Galway City Ring Road and the Galway Transport Strategy as key projects for the region.