Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Moycullen family say they are ‘distraught’ following the arrest of their former au pair at Dublin airport.
24- year old Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho from Brazil previously worked as an au pair for the Muller-Wieland family.
Ms. Silva-Carvalho returned to Ireland this week to visit her former employers in Moycullen but was arrested at Dublin Airport as gardaí believed she had come to work illegally.
She was on a flight from Switzerland where she had been visiting her fiance.
The 24-year old looked after 2 children in the Muller-Wieland household between March 2015 and September 2016.
During that time, she had a visa to work and study she studied english in Galway city.
She returned to Brazil within her permitted time and was returning to Moycullen this week for a two month holiday and had booked a return flight to Brazil for September.
After her detention at Dublin Airport she was taken to Dóchas women’s prison at Mountjoy.
She was later given leave to visit Ireland for 10 days, even though Brazilian nationals don’t need a visa to visit Ireland for up to 90 days.
According to today’s Irish Times, Ms. Silva-Carvahlo went straight back to the airport to leave Ireland as soon as possible due to the trauma she suffered.
Loughrea to benefit from major rural development grant
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Loughrea is to benefit from a LEADER grant from Galway Rural Development.
The grant, amounting to €167,800, will be put towards the Comworks Enterprise Hub.
The Hub will house a high quality workspace, meeting facilities and high-speed Internet to help over 70 entrepreneurs and remote workers.
The Loughrea Hub is another LEADER approved project in Galway, with over €1 million now provided in development grants.
Public meeting to be held in Clifden this afternoon to discuss future of District Hospital
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Public meeting is to be held in Clifden this afternoon to discuss the HSE’s decision to withdraw respite services from the District Hospital.
Families were contacted by the HSE on Friday, informing them that respite services will not be available from next week.
Instead, they’re being told they will have to avail of services at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway City.
It’s understood the issue relates to lack of staff – Galway Bay FM News has contacted the HSE for clarification but as of this morning has not received a response.
HSE management are to meet with local representatives tomorrow where the future of Clifden District Hospital will be discussed.
Fine Gael Councillor Eileen Mannion said the meeting this afternoon will give people the opportunity to voice their concerns and to highlight the need for services to continue in Clifden.
Sinn Fein Deputy Mairead Farrell says the decision to move services from Clifden to Merlin is astonishing
Fianna Fail local councillor Gerry King told Galway Bay FM News that there is a fear that this could be the final straw for the hospital.
The meeting will be held in Clifden Town Hall this afternoon and will begin at 3pm.
Garda enquiries ongoing following incidents overnight in Ballinasloe
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Garda enquiries have begun following two incidents in Ballinasloe in the early hours of this morning.
Gardaí and fire services responded to reports of a fire at a house just after 2am.
Damage was caused to the property but none of the occupants required hospital treatment.
Half an hour later, Gardaí and fire services attended another fire at another property in the town.
Enquiries are ongoing into both fires and anyone with any information are asked to contact Ballinasloe Gardai at (090) 9631890 or any Garda Station.