Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD, who chairs the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, has written to Leo Varadkar to outline the need for laws to regulate social media.
Galway West Deputy Hildegarde Naughton says the time for apologies and remedial action from Facebook is long past – and it can’t be trusted to self-regulate.
It follows a recent documentary which exposed how decisions were made on what’s allowed appear on the social media platform.
It showed a Dublin based trainer telling his team that if content is censored too many people would lose interest and that “It’s all about making money”.
Facebook representatives appeared before the Oireachtas committee last evening, where they outlined changes being made in light of the expose.
However, Fine Gael Deputy Naughton says while regulation is needed at EU level – the Irish government needs to take immediate action.
Galway Gardai appeal for witnesses to city centre Assault
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai in Mill Street are appealing for witnesses to an assault in the city centre involving a number of youths.
The incident took place at Ball Alley Lane, Eyre Square on Friday night around 11.30 when it’s alleged a male and two females were assaulted by a group of young men.
A black iphone was also stolen during the incident.
Sergeant Darragh Brown of Galway Gardai is appealing for anyone with any information to come forward – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour
745 Cases Covid 19 Recorded in Galway in Last Fortnight
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: 745 cases of Covid 19 have been recorded in Galway city and county in the last fortnight.
Galway’s 14 day incidence rate now stands at 288.7.
Monaghan remains the county with the highest rate of infection while the lowest rate of infection over the last two weeks has been recorded in Wicklow.
It comes as 14 patients with Covid 19 are being treated at hospitals across Galway today.
13 of those patients are receiving care at UHG, with four currently in the Intensive Care Unit.
Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is treating one patient with the virus.
Supermacs Founder Says Its Uncertain Times For Business As Energy Prices Soar
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The founder of Supermacs says businesses are heading into uncertain times as rising energy prices begin to have an impact.
A number of energy providers have announced price increases in recent months ranging from 7 percent up to 26% in some cases.
The dramatic rise in energy costs is linked to a low supply of gas across Europe, which a number of countries including Ireland rely on heavily on for power generation.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Supermacs founder Pat McDonagh says he feels the current situation could have been avoided.