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Married Deacon to talk at Clonberne Mass

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As Tuam Archdiocese is expected to decide this summer if or not to appoint permanent lay deacons, one man ordained for Elphin Diocese will talk about his work at Clonberne Church this Sunday morning.

The Elphin Diocese is one of a number that have already opted to appoint lay people as permanent deacons and married man Willie Gacquinn, will give the talk at 11 o’clock Mass in Clonberne Church.

Fr Tommie Commins, PP, Clonberne invited the deacon, who was ordained last year, and teaches in Roscommon CBS to give the talk.

The Clonberne priest says he thinks it would be very beneficial for priests if permanent lay deacons were appointed in view of the age profile of clergy in most parishes.

The lay deacons can assists priests in the celebration of Mass and can carry out services such as baptisms, prayers at gravesides and prayers before the removal of the remains from funeral homes.

But they are not permitted to perform the sacraments of communion, reconciliation or the anointing of the sick.

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Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.

4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

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City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill

Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.

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Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.

The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.

As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.

Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.

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