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Galway TD Colm Keaveney supports Fine Gael rebels’ bid

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The former Labour Party Chairman and Galway East TD Colm Keaveney is supporting the calls of former Fine Gael TDs for a change in Dáil rules.

Six Fine Gael members who have lost the party whip have met to consider a campaign to win back speaking rights in the Dail.

Galway Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames and Galway West T.D Brian Walsh were expelled from the Fine Gael party for not supporting the abortion legislation.

Currently independent TDs are not given speaking rights unless they’re members of a technical group – but only one group is allowed.

Deputy Keaveney says the rules must be changed to give every TD their say.

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Galway Cycling Campaign says not enough to just urge drivers to slow down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Cycling Campaign says it’s not enough to just urge people to slow down on our roads, and greater enforcement is needed.

It comes as this week An Garda Siochana launched a #SlowDown Campaign.

Latest figures available from Gardaí show that 83 people have been killed on our roads so far this year, with speeding the main contributor.

Kevin Jennings, Chairperson of Galway Cycling Campaign, welcomes the Garda efforts, but wants more to be done:

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Local senator calls for national monuments to celebrate independence heroes

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Local senator Sean Kyne is questioning why we have no national monuments celebrating our national heroes who fought for Irish independence.

He says it’s extraordinary that we have nothing to celebrate figures like Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Cathal Brugha or Countess Markievicz.

Senator Kyne argues every other country has these monuments – and there’s no good reason that we do not.

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Galway now one of worst hit counties for COVID-19

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway is now one of the worst hit counties with COVID-19 cases.

Figures for the spread of the virus show the county had an incidence rate of over 280 per 100,000 in the past week.

That figure is based on free HSE PCR tests and does not include those who tested positive on a home antigen test or who had mild or no symptoms.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Sinéad Feeney, from Crescent Medical Centre, says we need to re-prioritise measures that we may have laxed on lately.

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