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Mother of Nigerian boy too distraught to attend Galway funeral

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The mother of the little Nigerian boy, Solomon Soremekun, who died following an incident in a lift at Hynes’ Buildings, Galway earlier this week is understood to have been too distraught to attend his funeral today.

The father of the three-year-old boy was among the large number of mourners at the prayer service in the mortuary at Galway’s University Hospital this afternoon and afterwards when he was laid to rest in Bohermore Cemetery.

At the request of the mother each person attending carried a lighted candle, both at the service in the mortuary and at the graveside. Afterwards the lighted candles were placed on the grave.

Mayor of Galway City Cllr Pardaic Conneely, who has met the parents a number of times in recent days was asked to speak at the graveside as was a representative of the Nigerian embassy in Dublin.

Investigations into the incident during which the little boy was trapped in the lift shaft last Monday afternoon are continuing.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.

A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.

But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.

At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.

These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan:

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