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NUIG students launch Direct Provision awareness project ahead of general election

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Students at the Irish Centre of Human Rights at NUI Galway have launched a new project which aims to raise awareness about Direct Provision during the general election.

The ‘Ask About Direct Provision’ Project is being carried out in association with The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, or MASI.

General election candidates are being contacted nationwide regarding their stance on direct provision, with responses being posted publicly via the project’s Twitter account.

The aims of the project are to encourage people to ask candidates about direct provision and to make it a key election issue.

A number of responses, including that of Micheál Martin, have already been published on the @AskAboutDP Twitter account, which has amassed hundreds of followers.

Student at the Irish Centre of Human Rights, Neasa Candon says that people living in direct provision can’t vote in the general election.

She argues however, that their quality of life will be determined by who’s in Government – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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Councillor calls for increased Garda presence in Headford to tackle anti-social behaviour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

A County Councillor is calling for permanent Gardai to be appointed in Headford to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.

Fine Gael Councillor Andrew Reddingtion was speaking after a group of teenagers littered the Moyne Villa FC pitches while drinking alcohol on Friday evening.

The youths were said to be drinking before they took a bus to an underage disco in Castlebar.

A number of alcohol containers, cans and broken glass are said to have been left scattered across the pitch by the group.

Councillor Reddington says he has been informed by the Gardai that there isn’t the need for full-time Gardai to be stationed in Headford.

He argues that this incident is clear proof that permanent Gardai are needed in the area:

For more on this story, tune into the Galway Bay fm news…

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Speed camera vans now active in 50 new locations across Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Speed camera vans are now in operation at 50 new locations across Galway.

Gardaí have relocated the cameras following a three year national analysis of where crashes happen most frequently.

While new locations are now active, some have been removed in order to concentrate on areas identified as ‘high risk’.

Nationally, since this morning, speed camera vans are in operation in 900 new locations.

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Boston Scientific warns city ring road plans puts future expansion at risk

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

Galway’s biggest employer, Boston Scientific, is warning that future expansion plans are at risk due to the planned Galway City ring road.

It’s as an oral hearing on the controversial plan is set to get underway in the city tomorrow.

The 600 million euro project – which has been dogged by controversy since its inception – would run west from Barna, taking a northerly route before joining up with the M6 near Coolagh roundabout.

An Bord Pleanala is now holding a six week oral hearing on the project, starting tomorrow morning at the G Hotel.

According to the Irish Independent, medical devices manufacturer, Boston Scientific, will argue at the hearing that the project will place future expansion plans in jeopardy.

It says the plans will cut its largest campus in two and a proposed link road will create a busy thoroughfare which will separate the main production buildings from other facilities – as well as from land bought specifically for the purpose of expansion.

Boston Scientific currently employs 3,700 people in Galway – out of a national workforce of some 5,000 employees.

It’s one of several large employers who will go before the oral hearing over the next six weeks – which will also hear from individual households, residents associations and sporting and community groups.

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