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Hundreds to gather for Tuam babies vigil and march

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Galway and Dublin this evening to commemorate the Tuam babies.
796 children died at a Tuam-based mother and baby home run by the Bon Secours order between 1925 and 1961.
The events follow weeks of discussion about the death and burial of the children.
The government has announced a Commission of Inquiry into conditions at homes like the one in Tuam.
In Galway, pro-choice campaigners are hosting a vigil on Eyre Square.
Organiser Rachel Donnelly says it will be a commemoration, and not a protest.
In Dublin, a march will get underway at 7pm from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil
Organiser Hilary Minch says the names of the children will be read out and children’s clothes, toys and flowers will be laid at the gates.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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