Memo to be brought to Cabinet over Tuam Mother and Baby Home
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A memo will be brought to Cabinet today (23/10) on the future of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with campaigner Catherine Corless and two family members who have relatives buried at the site, at a private meeting in Leinster House last evening.
During the one and a half hour meeting, the Taoiseach was once again urged to approve a complete forensic exhumation, as well as a DNA database.
The gathering heard a memo will be brought to a Cabinet meeting today where it’s understood the Coroner will be in attendance.
Catherine Corless has described the meeting as ‘worthwhile’, tune in at 11 to hear Catherine…
UHG remains under significant pressure with 67 patients on trolleys
Galway Bay fm newsroom – UHG remains under significant pressure today with 67 patients on trolleys
This is one of the highest ever figures at the city public hospital
It’s the third highest number in the country behind Cork with 70 patients on trolleys and Limerick with 107
Yesterday at UHG, elective day case and inpatient adult procedures were postooned due to pressure on beds.
In Portiuncula in Ballinasloe there are a further 8 people waiting on trolleys
Nationally, 647 people are waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals today
Incidents of hate crime increased in Galway last year
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- There has been a slight increase in reported incidents of hate crime in Galway.
Last year, 22 cases of hate crime and hate related incidents were reported in the county Garda Division – an increase on the 17 reported in 2021.
Half of last year’s incidents in Galway related to race.
Across the country there were 582 reported incidents of such crimes, an increase of almost a third compared to 2021.
Stephanie Rohan gives some examples of the incidents reported nationally last year:
Thousands of students expected to attend upcoming open days at Galway universities
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of students are expected to attend open days at University of Galway and Atlantic Technological University Galway this Saturday (25/03).
There are over 100 talks organised for the University of Galway’s open day from 9am to 3pm.
Student Recruitment Officer, Caroline Duggan says there will be a range of different talks:
Meanwhile, ATU Galway is welcoming prospective students to its Dublin Road, Wellpark Road cand Connemara campuses until 1PM.
ATU School Liaison Officer, Lorraine Cunningham describes some of what ATU has to offer as it approaches its first anniversary of becoming a university: