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GALWAY PRO-CHOICE GROUP CRITICAL OF FIANNA FAIL’S ABORTION STANCE

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A Galway Pro Choice group has hit out at Fianna Fail’s stance on the abortion issue.
It’s after delegates at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis, last night overwhelmingly passed three motions – opposing suicide as being included as a ground for abortion under the new abortion legislation.

On Friday the Taoiseach and Tanaiste insisted that the x-case – permitting a termination on the grounds of suicide – will be legislated for.

Sarah McCarthy, a spokesperson of Galway Pro-Choice. She says Fianna Fail is out of touch with what the Irish public want.

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Call for drive thru COVID-19 vaccination centres to be set-up in Galway city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination centres to be set-up in Galway city.

Fianna Fail Councillor Alan Cheevers argues the establishment of drive-through centres is vital so local citizens and especially vulnerable people can access the vaccine quickly when it comes on stream.

He says potential sites for these centres should identified now and that they should strategically located across the city.

It comes as the government’s Covid-19 vaccine Taskforce has been meeting this week.

Councillor Cheevers says the HSE West should coordinate with the vaccine Taskforce to ensure an appropriate roll-out programme is in place.

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Galway School becomes the first city-centre ‘School Streets’ project in Ireland

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Scoil Iognaid is settling in to its ‘school street’ pilot programme, and its history making role as the first City-Centre ‘School Streets’ Project in Ireland

A ‘School Street’ is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on traffic at drop off and pick up times creating a safer, calmer space for children, parents and residents to walk, scoot or cycle.

As part of the pilot project, Palmyra Row, Palmyra Avenue and Raleigh Row will be pedestrianised during the school pick up and drop off times

Residents will still have access to their homes during these times, as will cyclists or ‘blue badge’ holders accessing the school.

The pilot was launched this week by Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard, and Junior Transport Minister and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton

It’s funded by the National Transport Authority, and delivered with the support of the Green-Schools Travel programme, An Garda Siochána, and the wider school community.

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16,300 Galway PUP recipients get arrears payment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approximately 16,300 Galway PUP recipients are today benefitting from an arrears payment

Locally based Senator Sean Kyne says the Pandemic Unemployment Payment has been a lifeline to individuals and families in Galway who have been worst affected by the economic impact of Covid-19.

He added that the payment of over €7.3 million in arrears to over 16,300 people is an immense boost to households and families ahead of Christmas.

Nationally, 129 million euro has been paid today to people who were due arrears under the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

286,000 people have received money they mightn’t have been expecting.

Meanwhile, the number of people in Galway with active Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims this week is 19,500, a slight decrease on last week and a substantial drop from 32,300 at the start of May.

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