Date Published: 06-Oct-2008
High speed broadband services will be brought to Southwest Connemara today with the launch of a new high speed telecommunications network.
The new network will be operated by AirSpeed Telecom and will be available for business users within the Galway Gaeltacht.
The broadband will be available at seven of NUI Galway’s Gaeltacht campuses in Carna, Indreabhán and An Cheathrú Rua.
The broadband network is the result of a joint initiative by NUI Galway, HEAnet and Udarás na Gaeltachta to address the lack of connectivity for companies and businesses in southwest Connemara.
Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Eamon O’Cuiv will launch the new broadband service at noon in Carraroe.
Tuam receives second UK hay import as fodder crisis continues
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Tuam has secured it’s second import of hay from the UK this afternoon in a bid to address the ongoing fodder crisis in the west.
A load of between 40 and 50 bales arrived at the Connacht Gold store in Airglooney for distribution throughout the county.
It follows a similar load last Thursday to the Tuam outlet.
The co-op also took a load of imported hay to the mart in Maam Cross over the weekend, however most of the bales had already been pre-assigned to farmers.
Further loads of hay are expected to arrive across the west and north west tonight and tomorrow morning.
46 social housing offers refused across city and county
Date Published: 09-May-2013
281 offers of social housing were made by the city and county councils last year.
Figures provided by the local authorities show that 46 of these were refused.
Galway city council made 193 such offers in 2012 with 41 of these refused.
The majority didn’t like the area they were offered or disliked the property itself.
Galway county council made 88 offers of social housing last year with 83 of these accepted.
Reasons given for refusing five properties focused on the location or that the property itself did not meet their needs.
Galway Senator calls for more action on combatting domestic violence
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh has called on the government to provide more support for victims of domestic violence.
Figures provided to the Sinn Fein Senator show that domestic violence support group COPE accompanied over 80 women to court in Galway last year, but a further 214 women were unable to avail of such assistance.
Senator O Clochartaigh told Galway Bay fm news that more needs to be done to support victims of domestic violence.