Four head to head for Connemara Fianna Fail nominations
Galway Bay Fm Newsroom
Four candidates will go head to head in their quests for nominations to represent Fianna Fail in two areas of Connemara at the party’s convention in Maam Cross this evening.
The head to head contests will be between candidates Josie Conneely and Mary Corbett and between Sean OTuairisg and John Burke.
As only one candidate has been nominated for the areas of Barna, Moycullen, Oughterard and South Connemara, the candidates that will be elected without a contest for these areas respectively are Noel Thomas, Seamus Walsh, MacDara Hosty and Mairtin Lee.
Over 400 Fianna Fáil members in Connemara are eligible to vote at the convention and a large turn out is expected for the event which starts this evening at 7 o’clock in Peacocks, Maam Cross.
In line with the decision of the members, 6 candidates will be elected to stand for Fianna Fáil and all voting members of the organisation in Connemara will have a vote in each contest at the convention.
Open farmer clinic to take place in Oranmore on new BISS scheme
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Local farmers are invited to attend an open clinic in Oranmore next week on the new BISS scheme.
The Department of Agriculture is hosting a number of information sessions nationwide to answer questions on the Basic Income Support for Sustainability schemes.
The Galway event will be held at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday from 10AM-16PM – and no registration is needed.
Carmel Tobin, with the Direct Payments Unit at the Department of Agriculture, explains the importance of the event:
O’ Cuiv calls for new Government strategy to tackle “scourge” of cocaine
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv is calling for a new Government strategy, to tackle the “scourge” of cocaine in this country.
He said a new UN report shows Ireland is the fourth highest consumer of cocaine in the world per capita.
He outlined how only the Netherlands, Australia and Spain, reported higher levels of use.
Deputy O’ Cuiv argues there’s a clear need for a new strategy at national level:
Athenry, Aughnanure, and Portumna Castles reopen for summer season
Athenry, Portumna and Aughnanure Castles are reopening to visitors for the summer.
The OPW is encouraging people to “Step into our Story” and pay a visit to these heritage sites.
Other OPW sites are also welcoming visitors, such as Dún Aonhgasa, and Pearse’s Cottage at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
To celebrate the early summer opening, people can enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of every month throughout summer.