GMIT Student Union President Joe O’Connor has been elected as the national President of the Union of Students in Ireland.
He has served as the President of GMIT SU for two years and previously held the position of Vice President for Welfare.
He was elected at the annual Congress of the USI which continues at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe until tomorrow.
The Roscommon native has an honours degree in Accounting and a Masters in Strategy and Innovation Management.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Joe O’Connor says he’s ready to lead the charge in the pursuit of a quality and affordable education system.
LISTEN: Mám Éan pilgrimage to return this weekend
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Mám Éan pilgrammage is set to take place in Connemara this weekend.
The popular pilgramage to Mám Éan pass, nestled in the Maumturk mountains, has previously been cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, it’s set to resume this Sunday with some restrictions in place.
Gatherers will remain at the chapel and will not move from station to station as is usually tradition.
Former Councillor Sean O’ Tuairisg says it’s great to have the event back this weekend.
Protest to take place in Mervue this afternoon over planned housing development
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Mervue this afternoon over a planned “build to rent” housing development in the area.
The Crown Square Development will consist of 345 units comprised of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed units.
However, People Before Profit Galway says it’s unacceptable that the homes will go straight to an investment fund when completed.
They argue that vulture and cuckoo funds should be banned in Ireland – but instead they are being accomodated by Government policy.
The local party branch has organised a protest to take place at the Crown Square site this afternoon at 2pm.