Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Sean Kyne has called on the Social Protection Minister to reconsider changes to the community welfare service in the South Connemara region.
The Fine Gael Deputy raised the matter in the Dáil this week where he highlighted concerns that the move is taking the ‘community’ out of community welfare provision.
Under the new system, services are organised through central Intreo offices throughout the county.
This includes offices in the city and in Clifden with another in Loughrea.
Deputy Kyne has suggested that a clinic is provided in Carraroe to make accessing services more manageable for the South Connemara region.
Speaking on Galway Talks, he says the Minister listened to his concerns regarding the geographical issues and will monitor the situation.
Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU rewetting laws will devastate stock levels
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says proposed EU laws on the rewetting of drained peatlands being used for agriculture will devastate stock levels.
The regulations have high reclaimation targets set – 30 percent by 2030, 50 percent by 2040 and 70 percent by 2050.
Farmers have expressed fierce opposition to the proposals but Minister Eamon Ryan confirmed his support in a Dáil exchange with Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Deputy Fitzmaurice says if it comes to pass, the impact on stock will be devastating.
County council seeks funding for Athenry to Oranmore cycleway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has submitted a funding application for a new cycleway connecting Athenry to Oranmore.
It would be funded under Transport Minister Eamon Ryan’s Pathfinder grant programme for cycling and walking schemes.
The Athenry/Oranmore cycleway proposes to connect both areas and surrounds to Galway city.
Local TD Ciaran Cannon vows to make a strong case for the project at Government level:
Immunology experts to host fireside chat in Galmont Hotel tomorrow
Galway Bay fm newsroom – World renowned immunologist Luke O’Neill will be discussing infectious diseases at the Galmont Hotel in the city tomorrow.
He will be joined by Poolbeg Pharma co-founder Cathal Friel for a fireside chat to forecast the future of Covid-19 and influenza in Ireland over the coming months.
The free event, which starts at 5:30pm, is open to all members of the public and places can be booked on poolbegpharma.com.
Cathal Friel gives his thoughts on how we should handle Covid-19 infections going forward.