Galway Bay fm newsroom – There was strong interest in a peace event held in the city this afternoon to mark the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Around two dozen people turned up to mark the event – but it drew considerable interest from tourists and passers by who stopped to hear a range of speeches and musical performances.
Among those in attendance was former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, who resigned his position in 1990 over what he described as genocidal sanctions imposed on Iraq.
Today’s peace event at Eyre Event was organised by the Galway Alliance Against War to remember the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 and raise awareness of the growing dangers of nuclear conflict.
These people told Galway Bay FM why they were at today’s event:
http://galwaybayfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PeaceVox.mp3Former Assistant UN Secretary General Denis Halliday says the Irish Government needs to pay more attention to the concerns of the public:
Galway included on list of counties deemed to be ‘lagging’ by the European Commission
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway has been included on a list of counties deemed part of a ‘lagging region’ by the European Commission.
Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, and Mayo, have been downgraded – as they were noted to be significantly poorer relative to the European average over recent years.
The commission says the northern and western regions faced a range of challenges – including lower productivity and educational attainment, as well as having a weaker skills base.
Domino’s Pizza creating 30 jobs across Galway
From Galway Bay FM news – Domino’s Pizza is creating 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, including 30 in Galway.
The pizza chain has launched a recruitment drive in order to meet an expected increase in demand, during the World Cup in November.
The 30 local jobs will be across Domino’s two stores – on Prospect Hill and the Old Seamus Quirke road.
Chief Executive of the company’s Irish arm, Scott Bush, says some of the jobs will be seasonal, but there will be opportunities to progress:
Clifden District Hospital described as vital service which takes pressure off city hospitals
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local representatives are to meet with HSE senior personnel at Merlin Park this morning – over the future of Clifden District Hospital.
Families were contacted by the HSE last Friday – informing them that respite services will not be available from this week.
Senator Seán Kyne was one of the organisers of a public meeting in the Clifden Town Hall yesterday afternoon, which saw almost 600 in attendance.
Senator Kyne spoke to our reporter Máirtín Ó Catháin about the importance of the local hospital: