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Former NUIG student leader Senator Mullen calls for clarity on university’s suspension of Legion of Mary Society

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Senator and former NUIG Student Union President Ronan Mullen has called for clarity on the university’s decision to suspend the Legion of Mary college society.

The society is one of many branches nationally set up to bring people together to pray and partake in voluntary work as inspired by the Legion of Mary handbook written by Frank Duff.

The action to suspend it has been taken following the distribution of leaflets around the Newcastle campus.

The Vice-President for the Student Experience initiated a process of enquiry to review the actions of the society in the context of the University code of conduct.

The University Societies Coordination Group then met on Tuesday  and suspended the society with immediate effect.

NUI Galway says it has a pluralist ethos and will not condone the production and dissemination of any material by students which discriminates against other students.

Speaking to FYI Galway, Senator Mullen says although he hasn’t seen the content of the leaflets, he feels that the suspension of any college society should be a last resort.

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Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon take part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out

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Groups and individuals across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have been taking part in the Galway Simon Sleep Out to raise awareness and vital funds for Galway Simons homelessness prevention services.

In 2021 A staggering 1,511 people, which included 563 children were supported by Galway Simon’s Services and the organisation is are themselves for the winter ahead and an even greater demand for their services.

In Galway there were organised Sleep Outs on Shop Street, Salthill, Oranmore, Loughrea and at galway United’s home ground of Eamon Deacy Park while many others took part by sleeping out in their own gardens with friends and family.

Ronan Lardner was with the Sleepout in shop Street and he spoke to Galway Simon CEO Karen Golden as the Sleepout was about to begin.

Ronan Lardner then spoke to Karen once the Sleep Out had finished and she started by saying that it was an incredible night.

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Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.

Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.

Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.

CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.

Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,

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First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.

The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.

David Nevin has more.

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