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Galway West TD clear on consequences on voting against legislation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Brian Walsh says he is very clear on the consequences of voting against the new abortion legislation.

The Fine Gael TD says he is putting what he believes is right ahead of any personal or political gain.

Fine Gael’s Terence Flanagan, Peter Matthews and Billy Timmins have also said they will not support the Bill – and it’s speculated a further six could join their ranks, including Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Brian Walsh says making the decision to vote against the bill was not an easy one..

The first Dáil vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill takes place this evening.

A senior Fine Gael Minister says TD’s voting against the new abortion legislation from a pro-life perspective are making a mistake and will be proven wrong.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar says the decision of the four TD’s is very regrettable…

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Galway public share concerns on knife crime

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The public have been sharing their concerns about knife crime in Galway City.

It’s as figures show there were almost 400 incidents recorded by Gardaí in Galway since 2016.

Nationally, there’s been an increase of around 60 percent in knife crime during that time.

David Nevin spokes to members of the public to ask if they were concerned about the figures.

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Plans lodged for significant windfarm near Maam Cross

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for a significant new windfarm near Maam Cross.

The Tullaghmore Wind Farm project would be based on lands 6km east of Maam Cross and 9km west of Oughterard.

Led by EMPower, the project would be six turbine, with an overall height of 185 metres.

It’s estimated the windfarm would generate enough electricity to power almost 22 thousand Irish homes.

County planners are due to make a decision in March.

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HPV Vaccine Pop Up Clinics to open in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – HPV Vaccine Pop Up Clinics will be available at ATU Galway and University of Galway next week, and again next month

The clinics are a part of the Laura Brennan HPV Vaccine Catch-Up Programme, announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

The programme is being offered to secondary school pupils along with women aged between 16 and 24, and men aged 16 and over who started secondary education between 2019 and 2021.

The clinics will run at the ATU campus next Tuesday, February 14th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and University of Galway on March 21st from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Dr Colette Madden explains why people should get this vaccine:

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