City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.
Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.
It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.
Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.
Man dies following Abbeyknockmoy crash
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A man has died following a road traffic collision in Abbeyknockmoy this morning.
The driver and only occupant of the vehicle involved, a man in his late 40s, sustained serious injuries during the collision at around 6.30 near O’ Donohoe’s.
He was taken to University Hospital Galway where he has since passed away.
A post mortem examination will be conducted at a later date.
Forensic Collision Investigators are currently examining the scene and the road remains closed with local diversions in place.
Gardaí are appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were traveling in the Abbeyknockmoy area at approximately 6:30am to make this footage available to Gardaí.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
Galway one of four counties with COVID-19 incidence rate under 50
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is one of four counties with a COVID-19 incidence rate lower than 50.
Galway has a 14-day rate of 44.6 with 115 cases of the virus notified in the period.
Kerry has a rate of 46.7, Westmeath has a rate of 45.1, Wexford has recorded a rate of 26 while Leitrim has the lowest at 21.8.
Donegal remains the county with the highest rate of the infection at 219.9.
NUIG Professor set to lead global study on impact of COVID-19 on young people
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An NUI Galway Professor is set to lead a global study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.
Director of NUIG’s UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Professor Pat Dolan will spearhead the Youth as Researchers Global Initiative.
To date, more than 100 countries have signed up and six thousand young people have applied to be researchers on the international project.
The study will focus on wellbeing, education and learning, use of technology, human rights, youth-led action and civic engagement.
Meanwhile, the results will be presented in videos, posters and reports and shared acorss the media and on social media.
The initiative will have its official launch online this Friday, which will include a talk from patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, actor Cillian Murphy.