Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway East TD is calling for a review of the rules surrounding the Rural Social Scheme.
The Rural Social Scheme is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen and women who are in receipt of social welfare payments.
They carry out work in local communities including village enhancement, environmental maintenance, social support and care-taking of local facilities.
However, Deputy Anne Rabbitte believes the rules surrounding the RSS are far too strict and are leading to cases of social exclusion.
She’s calling for the scrapping of a current rule which sets a limit of six years for those participating on the scheme.
Fianna Fail Deputy Rabbitte says it’s vital that the value of the social element of the programme is not forgotten.
Gardaí to establish new cybercrime hub in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí have announced plans to establish a new cybercrime hub in Galway.
The cyber satellite hub is one of four such units due to be set up nationwide – with the other teams to be located in Wexford, Cork and Mullingar.
The announcement of the new Galway cybercrime hub comes as the Garda National Cybercrime Bureau is currently in the process of an internal recruitment of members with the necessary skills and academic qualifications to join the existing, highly skilled team.
Some of the new staff will be allocated to the regional hubs, however, it’s understood they will remain under the direction of GNCCB to ensure consistent levels of service are provided.
Meanwhile, from 2021 Gardaí will begin to recruit civilian technician grade staff, to work in digital forensics and cybercrime investigations units.
Gardaí say the specific targeted recruitment of highly skilled civilian staff is unprecedented in its scale.
Supermac’s set to create 100 jobs with proposal for new Limerick plaza style service station
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway businessman Pat McDonagh is set to create 100 jobs as part of a plan to build a plaza style service station in Limerick.
Supermac’s says it is applying for planning permission to build a new plaza on the outskirts of Limerick city.
The plan would involve a €10 million investment.
If successful, it will bring to 400 the number of new jobs created by the Galway headquartered company, since the start of the pandemic.
Emergency services attend road incident in Abbeyknockmoy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí and emergency services are attending the scene of a road incident in the Abbeyknockmoy area this morning.
They were called to the scene of the single vehicle incident at around 6.20am, near O’Donohoe’s.
One man has been taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.
The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.