Galway farmers protest at Department of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A group of farmers from the Twelve Pins region of Connemara, along with farmers from Mayo and Sligo protested at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today. (17/6)
They want the Minister, Jimmy Deenihan, to meet with the Irish Farmers Association to agree on a framework for commange areas and compensation for destocking.
Up to 300 farmers in Connemara have been affected by destocking and the IFA says the inaction of the Departments of Agriculture and Heritage is closing down family farms.
Chairman of the Regional IFA in Connemara, Brendan Joyce says the previous compensation schemes need to continue.
Junior Enterprise Minister to attend Furbo event to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Enterprise Minister Dara Calleary will attend an event in Furbo later today (mar 31) to celebrate Gaeltacht women in business.
The event will see pitching sessions and talks about growing a business in the Gaeltacht area.
The event is organised by Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Atlantic Technological University
Speakers will include Clifden native founder and CEO of CLS, Evelyn O’Toole.
It will take place at the Connemara Coast Hotel from 12:45 this afternoon
Motorists urged to avoid N84 as road remains closed following collision involving HGV
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being urged to avoid the N84 this evening as the road remains closed, following a road traffic collision.
A HGV over-turned on the road between Regan’s Clonboo and McGaugh’s Garden Centre at around lunchtime.
Another vehicle was involved in the incident, and it’s understood while some injuries were reported, they’re not life threatening.
The road has been closed since lunchtime due to the need for a crane to remove the truck from the road.
Meanwhile, there was disruption on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road earlier this afternoon due to another road collision.
The incident saw the road reduced to a single lane for a time, but it’s since fully reopened, with minor injuries reported.
Public invited to Front Line Defenders lecture at University of Galway
Galway Bay fm – Members of the public are invited to attend the touring Front Line Defenders lecture at the University of Galway tomorrow (Fri Mar 31st)
The annual lecture is hitting Queens University in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, before coming to Galway
Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organisation founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk
The free, public lecture at University of Galway, at 2 tomorrow afternoon, will be hosted by Iranian feminist activist and journalist, Parvin Ardalan.
Registration can be done on Eventbrite.ie