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MAN FROM BALLINASLOE AREA ALLEGES HE WAS SHOT AT BY ISRAELI SOLDIERS

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A man from the Ballinasloe area alleges that he was shot at for a second time by Israeli soldiers while filming in Palestine.

Tommy Donnellan claims he was shot three times with rubber coated bullets by Israeli soldiers at the weekend.

Since then he alleges that he was attacked by people, he claims are Israeli settlers while filming and his camera was smashed.

He admits that when villagers from Ras Karkar urgently requested help when the village was under attack he responded along with some people from Bil’in.

It was during this incident that he claims his camera was broken into pieces by those who physically attacked him.

He alleges that he suffered injuries in another shooting incident when he says Israeli soldiers also shot at him while filiming in Palestine earlier this year.

A spokesman for The Department of Foreign affairs said neither Mr. Donnellan nor the ISPC [Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign] have raised the incident with the Department.

The Irish Embassy in Tel Aviv, who were in contact with Mr. Donnellan following a previous incident, will be following up on this latest report.

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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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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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