Meeting in Gort to debate new CAP deal for farmers
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A meeting to debate the new common agricultural policy or CAP deal, as well its impact on Galway farmers, takes place in Gort tomorrow
The new CAP agreed by the EU is due to run until 2020, and introduces a new architecture of direct payments.
Fianna Fáil is hosting the meeting, and agriculture spokesperson Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív will also outline the party’s alternative CAP proposals.
It takes place at the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort at 8.30 tomorrow night.
Deputy Ó Cuív wants the Government to consider alternative proposals to the CAP scheme.
University of Galway to launch online service to battle cancer misinformation
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The University of Galway is launching an online service aimed at battling misinformation about cancer.
The free service will provide tools to cancer patients to examine whether information is real or not.
The online platform, funded by the Irish Cancer Society, is to be launched later this year.
Professor Declan Devane is behind the new service and he says there are concerns misinformation online will mislead patients:
Water leak in Salthill led to “colossal” daily loss of 850 thousand litres
Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s been revealed that a major leak on the water network in the Salthill area was losing 850 thousand litres of clean drinking water every day.
The leak – described by Irish Water as “colossal” – was discovered at Taylors Hill and has now been repaired.
Enough water to supply the population of Ballinasloe for an entire day.
That’s what was being lost on a daily basis through the leak discovered on the network at Taylors Hill.
Every 24 hours, 850 thousand litres of clean drinking water was seeping into the ground.
Crews were aware of a likely leak due to a spike in usage, but found it challenging to identify the location, as no water came to the surface.
Following an extensive effort using specialised equipment, the leak has now been pinpointed and repaired.
Irish Water has described the fix as one of the largest savings of water this year in the entire North-West region
Seanad hears up to 900 on waiting lists across five Galway city schools
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Senator Sean Kyne has told the Seanad there are over 850 children on waiting lists across five schools in Galway city.
He cites there are around 100 on lists for Coláiste Mhuire Mhaithair, Educate Together, Coláiste Iognaid and The Bish, while there are 360 on the Coláiste Éidne list alone.
In a response on behalf of Minister Norma Foley, it was stated the Department is aware of the issue and a number of building projects to expand schools are currently underway.
Senator Kyne says those long and medium-term plans are welcome, but action is needed now: