Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD has used the Dáil to call for the establishment of a dedicated portal for submission of video evidence in cases where cyclists are subjected to dangerous road behavior.
The matter was raised by Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon, who acknowleged that good progress has been made on introducing legislation to protect cyclists.
However, he said too many cyclists are still experiencing “terrifying” encounters with vehicles on our roads.
Deputy Cannon said an online portal should be established to allow the submission of video evidence from cyclists or motorists that can be assessed by Gardai.
He pointed out that Ireland has the highest annual increase in cyclist fatalities across the EU over the past decade.
Addressing the chamber, Deputy Cannon said it’s been done elsewhere, so there’s no reason it cannot be done here – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour
Listen: Galway TD calls for investment in building control in light of mica controversy
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD has called for increased investment in building control during a Dáil debate on the mica controversy.
Around five thousand homes are estimated to be affected by the defective blocks, mostly in the west and north-west of the country.
It’s estimated the final bill for dealing with the scandal could come to over 1.5 billion euro.
Addressing the Dáil, Deputy Sean Canney said it’s time to take the issue of building control by the scruff of the neck.
He expressed an opinion that a severe lack of independent building control is directly responsible for the controversies over mica and pyrite.
Deputy Canney pointed out that under the current system, just a fraction of new developments are being inspected by local authorities.
Deputy Canney argued that proper investment in building control would save the state money in the long term.
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Local TD uses Dáil to demand urgent action on beef regulator
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD has told the Dáil there will be no next generation of young beef farmers unless the Government takes action.
Deputy Claire Kerrane was contributing to a debate on the need for the establishment of an independent beef regulator.
She said as someone who grew up on a beef farm, it’s very hard to watch farmers break their backs for very little in return.
Sinn Fein Deputy Kerrane said she was “at a loss” as to why the Government has failed to address the situation.
She pointed out that previous Agriculture Ministers have supported the creation of a beef regulator.
Deputy Kerrane warned if action isn’t taken, farmers will close their gates – and there will be no next generation – to hear more on this, tune in to FYI Galway@5