Galway Senator tables amendment on proposed abortion legislation
Galway bay fm newsroom – A Galway Fine Gael Senator say it is important to continue to oppose the flawed grounds on which she claims the proposed abortion legislation is based on.
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has tabled a reasoned amendment to the protection of life during pregnancy bill which comes before the Seanad after passing through the Dail last week.
Meanwhile, Fine Gael Senator Michael Mullins has yet to confirm to media which way he will vote on the legislation.
If the bill is defeated, it may be returned to the Dail for another vote, tightening the window the government has to pass it before the summer recess.
Several senators have already warned they will seek amendments – changes being suggested include the removal of jail sentences for those who procure abortions and the deletion of the suicide clause.
Incidents of hate crime increased in Galway last year
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- There has been a slight increase in reported incidents of hate crime in Galway.
Last year, 22 cases of hate crime and hate related incidents were reported in the county Garda Division – an increase on the 17 reported in 2021.
Half of last year’s incidents in Galway related to race.
Across the country there were 582 reported incidents of such crimes, an increase of almost a third compared to 2021.
Stephanie Rohan gives some examples of the incidents reported nationally last year:
Thousands of students expected to attend upcoming open days at Galway universities
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of students are expected to attend open days at University of Galway and Atlantic Technological University Galway this Saturday (25/03).
There are over 100 talks organised for the University of Galway’s open day from 9am to 3pm.
Student Recruitment Officer, Caroline Duggan says there will be a range of different talks:
Meanwhile, ATU Galway is welcoming prospective students to its Dublin Road, Wellpark Road cand Connemara campuses until 1PM.
ATU School Liaison Officer, Lorraine Cunningham describes some of what ATU has to offer as it approaches its first anniversary of becoming a university:
Public info events to be held on Galway-Athlone cycleway project
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Four public information events will be held across the county next week on the Galway-Athlone cycleway project.
People are invited to view the preferred route for the 205km stretch, which is expected to run from Ballyloughane Beach to Athlone Castle in Westmeath.
It will pass through lands adjacent to Oranmore, Renville, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Kinvara, Gort, Woodford, Portumna, Meelick, Clonfert, Ballinasloe and Shannonbridge.
The info events will be hosted at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel on Tuesday March 28th, the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort on March 29th, Portumna Community Hall on March 30th and at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe on March 31st.
Each session will take place from 3-8pm.
Senator Aisling Dolan says the cycleway will have many benefits for the local area: