Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the islands has made 20 recommendations in its Irish Language report.
The report follows a consultation process with various groups including the Irish Language Commissioner.
These have been presented to Government as part of ongoing efforts to draw up the new Official Languages Act.
Concerns include a difficulty in obtaining services through Irish due to a lack of bi-lingual staff across the public sector.
It was also recommended that language schemes be replaced with a standardised approach in relation to the provision of services in Irish.
Galway West Deputy Catherine Connolly is Chair of the joint committee – tune in at 1pm to hear her views…
Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.