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HELPLINE SET UP FOLLOWING BROTHERS OF CHARITY GALWAY ABUSE REPORT

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Date Published: 11-Dec-2007

A report on the Inquiry into abuse at the Brothers of Charity residential centre at Kilcornan in Clarinbridge and the Holy Family School in Renmore has made several recommendations

The 176 page, ten-chapter report which looks into claims of sexual and physical abuse at the two premises, was published today [11/12]

It reveals that a total of 21 complaints were made by current or former clients of the Brothers of Charity

These allegations were made against 18 individuals – 11 brothers, 4 lay members of staff and 3 past service users during the period 1965 to 1998

Of those 18 individuals, 2 were convicted, 8 were deceased at the time of the Inquiry and the remainder are no longer involved with the provision of services to vulnerbale clients with the Brothers of Charity

There has been much criticism about the length of time it took to complete the report as it was first commissioned in 1999 by the then Western Health Board

Laverne McGuinness, National Director for Primary, Community and Continuing Care says there were many issues to deal with, which delayed the process

This evening the Brothers of Charity have released details of a helpline number for anyone who has concerns connected with the publication of this report on abuse allegations

It comes into effect from tomorrow morning at 11 ……. it’s a freephone 1800 252058, that’s 1800 252058

It will be open from 11 tomorrow morning until 7 in the evening and 11am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday also

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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