Galway Bay fm newsroom – North West MEP Jim Higgins put over 500 questions to the European Commission since 2009 – more than any other Irish MEP.
New figures reveal that MEP Higgins is ranked 19th out of a total of 754 European representatives in terms of parliamentary questions.
His submissions have focused on a variety of issues which affect the North West region including transport, fisheries and market competition.
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.