Galway Bay Fm Newsroom.
A son of former Galway MEP Mark Killilea from Belclare, Donagh Killilea, has confirmed that he will be contesting for a place on the Fianna Fail ticket at the party’s North Galway convention on Monday night.
The convention will vote to select the party’s candidates for the enlarged Tuam Electoral area on the county council in next May’s local elections.
Donagh Killilea hopes to be a candidate in place of Tuam’s Town Councillor Tom Reilly who announced he will not be contesting due to health reasons earlier this week.
It is expected that Tuam Town Councillor Eamon Kitt will also be contesting for one of the four places on the Fianna Fail team which should see sitting Councillors Michael Connolly and Mary Hoade being joined by two newcomers.
Among the other possible names mentioned to contest for a seat on the Fianna Fail ticket are Ballymoe community activist John Martin Griffin, Nora Fahy and Martin Gilligan from the Glenamaddy area.
Mixed luck for Galway Golf Clubs in All-Ireland Inter Club Finals
There was mixed luck for Galway’s golf’s clubs this afternoon in the All-Ireland Inter Club Finals held in Athlone.
Portumna had to give second best to Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes Final in the morning losing 3.5 to 1.5 with their win coming from Alan Page and Ann Hynes who were 3&2 winners over Shane McMahon and Brenda Hughes.
It was the same for Bearna who were beaten 3.5 to 1.5 by East Cork in the Revive Active Women’s Four Ball Semi-Final. Their sole win coming from Ciara Lynagh and Ailis McDermott who beat Lillian Harrington and Orla Evans by one hole.
There was better news for Connemara Isles however who have qualified for the Men’s Four Ball All-Ireland Final after beating Mahon Golf Club 3-2. Stiofáin (John) Mac Donnacha and Gearoid Willie O’Faharta were 3&2 winners over Paul Sexton and Sean Hosford, Joe Walsh and Seosamh O’Cualain beat Peadar Deegan and David Lane 4&3 and in the final match, Peter Mannion and Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh beat David O’Mahony and Tom Hickey 2&1.
They will face Newbridge or Killarney in the final tomorrow.
Local TD says breaches of ethics in planning is destroying public trust
Local TD Mairead Farrell says repeated breaches of ethics in our planning system is seriously damaging public trust.
Speaking in the Dáil, she asked how we can still be asking the same questions years after the infamous Mahon Tribunal on planning corruption.
Deputy Farell was contributing to a discussion on recent controversies at An Bord Pleanala.
The Sinn Fein TD asked how we can expect communities to have faith in our planning system in light of what’s going on.
Three Galway Pubs shortlisted for the Final of the Irish Pub Awards 2022
Three Galway Pubs have been shortlisted for the Final of the Irish Pub awards for 2022.
Now in its fourth year, the Irish Pub Awards, jointly presented by the Licenced Vintners Association and the Vintners Federation of Ireland are acknowledged as the definitive industry standard and have gained recognition throughout the trade as the most credible and comprehensive assessment of the best in Irish Pubs.
The three Galway pubs are already winners in the Connacht Region and are John Keogh’s Gastro Pub in Galway City who was named best food pub, Lowrys music and whiskey bar in Clifden who was named best Tourist pub and O’Connells in Eyre Square who was named best outdoor space.
The Final Irish Pub Awards will be announced at a special ceremony to take place in Dublin on Wednesday the 16th of November.