Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway Students’ Union has become the first student body in Ireland to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.
Students at the university voted yesterday on two referenda, and chose their new SU president, welfare officer and education officer.
NUI Galway Students’ Union is first in Ireland to join the global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
In a second referendum, students voted to retain the union’s pro-choice stance on abortion, as voted in last year.
In the sabbatical elections, current Welfare officer Declan Higgins from Castlegar has been selected as the new SU President.
The political science and legal studies graduate will continue on in his role as Welfare officer until July 1st, when he will take over from current president Sean Kearns.
Gaelgóir Aoife Ni Shúilleabháin from Kerry has been elected Welfare officer, and Biomedical Science student Pheilim Kelly has been selected as the new Education officer.
Next week, students will vote in a referendum which will decide whether the Students’ Union will support a national referendum on same-sex marriage.
The new SU president-elect Declan Higgins says he’s honoured to have been chosen by the students of NUIG.
Catherine Connolly critical of delays on report into sexual misconduct within Defence Forces
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Catherine Connolly is voicing disappointment at continued delays on a report into sexual misconduct within the Defence Forces.
Raising the matter with the Taoiseach in the Dáil, she said it’s been a year since an independent investigation was announced by Government.
She noted the terms of the investigation were not in-line with what affected female members of the Defence Forces had requested.
Deputy Connolly argued that led to broken trust – and a year on, we still don’t have a final report.
Speaking in response, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Tanaiste expects a completed report “very soon”.
Department of Housing issues correction to its statement on house price limits for Galway – increase is €10,000, not €20,000
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Department of Housing has this evening issued a correction to its earlier statement on house price limits for Galway – the increase is €10,000, not €20,000
Clarified statement – From 01 March 2023, house price limits for homes in Galway that are eligible for the Local Authority Home Loan will increase by €10,000 from €320,000 to €330,000. Income limits for joint applicants will increase to €85,000 and the income limit for a single applicant in Galway will increase to €70,000.
Galway public share opinions on internet safety and inappropriate content for kids
Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than one in five children have seen something on the internet they wouldn’t want their parents to know about.
That’s according to a survey of 1200 primary school kids, to mark international Safer Internet Day today.
The Children’s Ombudsman is now calling on social media platforms to do more to protect kids online.
David Nevin has been asking people in Galway if they think the internet can be a dangerous place for kids.