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Galway academic to re-enact political protest at Dublin Castle

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based academic Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington will participate in a re-enactment in Dublin tomorrow to mark the centenary of women getting the vote.
Micheline’s grandmother Hanna Sheehy Skeffington smashed windows in Dublin Castle – the seat of British Government rule – on the 13th of June 1912.
She did it in response to votes for women being excluded from the Home Rule Bill for Ireland.
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was subsequently arrested after smashing the windows of Dublin Castle and was sent to Mountjoy prison where she undertook a hunger strike.
Tomorrow, to commemorate the centenary of women getting the vote, her granddaughter, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who is an academic at NUIG, will dress in period costume and ‘smash’ a replica window in the castle and will be ‘arrested’ by a policeman.
She will also make a speech from a podium similar to that used by the suffragettes a century ago.
The event will take place at the Ship Street entrance to Dublin Castle at 11.30a.m tomorrow.

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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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HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.

The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.

The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.

Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.

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