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NUI Galway confirms settlement reached in gender discrimination case

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with four female lecturers who claimed they were discriminated against by the university.
In a statement, NUI Galway describes it as an ‘amicable’ agreement and states the four women have now all been promoted to senior lecturer positions.
However, it adds that the details of the agreement are otherwise confidential and none of the parties wish to make any further comment.
The case arose after Dr Sylvie Lannegrand, Dr Roisin Healy, Dr Margaret Hodgins and Dr Adrienne Gorman made unsuccessful applications for promotion to positions of senior lecturer between October 2008 and April 2009.
They took their case to the High Court, and argued they had been treated less favourably by NUI Galway on grounds of gender or family status.
Previously, Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington won a landmark gender discrimination case against the university – with an Equality Tribunal ordering in 2014 that she be promoted and receive compensation.
Dr Sheehy Skeffington says the women’s courage was instrumental in bringing about change.

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Vodafone secures permission to replace telecommunications infrastructure in Oranmore with larger structure

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Vodafone Ireland has secured planning permission to replace a telecommunications structure on Main Street in Oranmore with a taller piece of infrastructure.

An Bord Pleanála has given the project the green light subject to six conditions.

The project led by Vodafone Ireland Limited seeks to remove an existing 15 metres telecommunications support structure and replace it with a new 24 metre unit.

County Planners refused the application in February citing concerns including that the development would be visually obtrusive, would seriously injure the amenities if the area and the value of property in the vicinity.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned the county council decision in granting permission with revised conditions.

One states the mast and all associated antennas and equipment are removed from the site when no longer required.

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Protest in Galway City this afternoon in opposition to British Government legacy proposals

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest will take place in Galway city this afternoon in opposition to the British Government’s legacy proposals.

The families of the Time for Truth Campaign are behind the National Day of Action against the proposed amnesty preventing prosecutions for conflict related offences.

Sinn Féin Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell will be the guest speaker at the Galway protest which takes place in Eyre Square at 2pm.

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Man missing from Athenry found safe and well

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The man missing from Athenry has been found safe and well

39 year old Nicholas Crouch had been missing since Monday

Gardai have confirmed that he has been found, and is safe and well

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