Galway Environmental Network to host inaugural event in city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Environmental Network is to hold its inaugural event in the city this weekend (29/09).
The event entitled ‘Your City, Your Say: Be Part Of It’ aims to promote the concept of participatory planning.
Mayor of Galway Niall McNeilis will officially open the event which gets underway at the PorterShed at 1.30pm on Saturday.
For more on this story, tune into Galway Bay fm news.
OPW Minister to meet with South Galway Flood Relief Committee in Gort
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The OPW Minister Patrick O’Donovan is to meet with the South Galway Flood Relief Committee in Gort later this month, on June 20th
The members have raised serious concerns about the reluctance of Transport Infrastructure Ireland to fund works on the M18 which are urgently required to reduce the risk of flooding
Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says that TII was warned of the need to construct larger culverts under the M18, but chose to ignore that advice
Deputy Cannon says the strong worry is that this could jeopardise the entire flood relief scheme.
Mother and Baby Home survivors to gather in Galway city today for conference
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Mother and Baby Home survivors will gather in Galway city today to discuss their experiences and share collaborative artwork.
Trafficking, vaccine trials, and enforced disappearances will also be discussed at the conference at Menlo Park Hotel from 10:45AM until 4:30PM.
Daniel Mac Sweeney was recently appointed a director to oversee the excavation and recovery of children’s remains at the site of a former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.
Breeda Murphy, PRO of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance, is concerned that some of the DNA in Tuam has been destroyed:
Huge gorse fire brought under control outside Galway city last night
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A massive gorse fire just outside Galway city was brought under control after several hours last night.
It broke out some time between 7-8PM, near Rahoon, between the townlands of Tonabrocky and Boleybeg, and smoke is still visible in the area this morning.
A section of the Rahoon Road was closed to traffic for a time, and it’s understood fire services from the city, Athenry and An Ceathrú Rua attended the scene.
Local councillor John Connolly says it was brought under control after several hours, and fire services were there until close to midnight
Councillor Connolly describes the scene as he came across it: