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Galway TD says Agriculture Minister on ‘back foot’ as fodder crisis continues

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD is accusing the Agriculture Minister of ‘being on the back foot’ as the fodder crisis intensifies nationwide.
It’s as the Department of Agriculture says fodder will need to be imported again after the recent bad weather.
Minister Michael Creed says officials will develop a scheme to support this importation after meeting with the main co-ops this afternoon.
Some farmers say they are at breaking point – while there are reports of some animals starving in parts of the country.
Fianna Fail Deputy Eugene Murphy says the Minister has failed to grasp the gravity of the situation and must step up to the mark and take more concrete action.
Meanwhile, IFA President Joe Healy says Minister Creeds acknowledgement of the extent of the crisis is ‘too little, too late’.
The organisation is calling for an immediate meeting with the Minister to discuss the implementation of a range of further measures to alleviate the crisis.
The Agriculture Minister says the importation of fodder supplies should begin as soon as tomorrow.

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Inaugural Mary Robinson Climate Conference to be held in collaboration with University of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural Mary Robinson Climate Conference will be held this summer in collaboration with University of Galway.

The event will include discussion sessions, presentations, and workshops in an effort to bring different academias together to share climate-related research.

the conference, held in conjuction with the Mary Robinson Centre, will take place on the 6th and 7th of July in county Mayo.

Dr Gordon Bromley explains what this conference will bring to the climate conversation,

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Approval for water sports facility in Newcastle in the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approval has been given for a water sports facility planned for Newcastle in the city

The project is led by University of Galway and would be located close to the Quincentennial Bridge along the bank of the River Corrib.

The proposed facility would include a gym, changing rooms, bathrooms, reception area, café, function room and a range of offices.

There’d also be a rowing storage shed and two floating platoons on the bank of the River Corrib, as well as a pedestrian and cyclist greenway.

City planners have now given the go-ahead for the project, with a number of conditions attached.

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Major step forward for new primary school campus in Athenry

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Galway bay fm newsroom – There’s been a major step foward in plans for a new primary school campus in Athenry.

Education Minister Norma Foley has announced her department is to acquire the former Presentation School site in the town.

She’s also confirmed that agreement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Tuam to transfer the Scoil Chroí Naofa site into their ownership.

This will allow for the redevelopment of both sites into a new campus that will amalgamate Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys National School.

Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon says this is a landmark moment for education in Athenry.

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