Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD is accusing the government of being negligent by not doing more to protect children online.
Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte says her party wants a working group on Internet safety established, along with a digital safety commissioner.
It’s after a father of one of the victims of convicted paedophile Matthew Horan said that he didn’t receive a response from Instagram when he filed a complaint.
Deputy Rabbitte says a lack of government direction means social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect users.
FYI Dáil hears of significant gaps in youth mental health services in Galway
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Dáil has heard of significant gaps in youth mental health services being offered in Galway.
Contributing to a debate on services nationwide, Deputy Mairead Farrell said the lack of out-of-hours services is a particular local concern.
She cited a recent survey conducted among young people across the county, many of whom have directly accessed services.
Sinn Fein Deputy Farrell also pointed out that Galway has the highest waiting times in the state for an appointment with youth mental health service Jigsaw.
Dublin, Cork and Galway record highest number of serious injuries on Irish roads
From Galway Bay Fm newsroom- Dublin, Cork and Galway had the highest number of serious injuries on Irish roads in the three year period up to 2020
That’s according to a new study from the Road Safety Authority, examining traffic collisions from 2017 to 2020.
There were 9 serious injuries for every fatality on Irish roads, over a four year period.
Meanwhile, EU research revealed that one third of serious injury victims suffered lifelong disabilities.
Galway TD concerned poor quality of Eir network impacting National Broadband Plan
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD has expressed concerns in the Dáil over how the quality of the Eir network could be impacting on the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan.
Galway East Deputy Sean Canney was contributing to a debate on the seven year plan, which is currently well behind schedule.
He said for many people, the pandemic has made clear the urgent need for reliable, high-speed connectivity for both home and work purposes.
Speaking in response, Minister Ossian Smyth admitted that in some areas, the quality of the Eir network falls short of what had been expected.