Galway bay fm newsroom – Galway Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh says our laws regarding immigrants are ‘way behind time’
It follows calls by the Immigrant Council of Ireland for laws to protect immigrants living here who find themselves in violent relationships.
Without the full protection of the law, the council believes victims are reluctant to come forward for fear of being deported.
The Oireachtas Justice Committee is now being asked to examine the possibility of recognising domestic violence in our immigration laws.
Sinn Fein Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh is calling for the necessary changes to be made.
Questions over delays on long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Questions are being raised over delays on a long-awaited STEM building for ATU Galway.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths – and a dedicated facility has been in the pipeline for several years.
Raising the matter in the Dáil, Sean Canney said many students at the Dublin Road campus are still being taught in classrooms built 50 years ago.
Speaking in response, Minister Simon Harris said he understands the frustration, but the project hasn’t been standing still.
Approval granted for housing development in Headford
County planners have approved a minor housing development in Headford.
The plans involve the demolition of an existing commercial building at Bridge Street currently used as a car wash.
The project is led by Breda Joyce, the owner of the site along the N84 at the eastern edge of Headford town.
At the moment, it contains a single-story commercial building and forecourt with a car wash facility in operation.
At the back are vacant lands and a yard area used for the storage of vehicles.
All are set to be demolished and cleared, to make way for a now-approved development of four two-storey townhouses.
The existing vehicle entrance would also be closed and replaced with a new access point.
RSA child car seat checking service coming to Galway
The Road Safety Authority is to host a car seat checking service in Galway this month to reduce the amount of child car seats that are incorrectly fitted.
The first event will take place at SuperValu in Barna on December 6th followed by SuperValu in Gort on December 7th.
A final city event will take place in Smyth’s Toys in Galway Retail Park on December 8th, with all events taking place from 10am – 5:30pm.
Aisling Sloyan, Senior Road Safety Promotion Officer at the RSA explains how to ensure that a child’s car seat is correctly fitted.