Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s opposition to a new housing development in Kiltullagh.
Stan Lawless was granted permission to build 7 homes at Clogharevaun, Kiltullagh – but that decision has now been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
For more on this story, tune in to Galway Bay fm news at 11…
€370 thousand for Galway projects to improve employment opportunities for disabled
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – €370 thousand has been awarded for two Galway projects which aim to improve employment opportunities for those with disabilities.
They’re among 45 projects nationwide set to benefit from a €7.5m package that forms part of the Government’s “Pathways to Work” initiative.
Projects funded under the initiative aim to improve employment skills, provide education opportunities, support those with disabilities to start their own businesses and assist with retention in the labour market.
Forum Connemara has received €198 thousand to support its ‘Want to Work Ag Iarraidh Oibre’ project.
It’ll support the capacity of people with disabilities in Connemara to participate and be retained in the labour market, using job coaching principles to support individual progression.
The project will also work with local employers to increase disability awareness and numbers of those with disabilities in their workforce.
Meanwhile, €174 thousand has been allocated to Galway City Partnership for its ‘Inclusive Pathways to Employment’ project.
It’ll provide specially tailored interventions to empower disabled jobseekers to avail of employment opportunities, and support employers to engage with this available talent.
LISTEN: Moycullen Native to be ordained in Galway Cathedral this afternoon
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Moycullen native will be ordained at Galway Cathedral this afternoon.
Originally from Knockauranny, John Gerard Acton will be ordained by Bishop Brendan Kelly at 3pm.
John Gerard studied business and communications at GMIT and worked in retail and hospitality for several years before beginning his six years of priestly formation at St. Patricks College in Maynooth.
He told Keith Finnegan that religion has been with him since a young age, but at times he felt he was trying to “run away” from his strong faith:
John Gerard is the son of Séamus and Maureen Acton and is the youngest of four siblings.
He also has extended family members serving in religious life.
John Gerard says his parents have always been very supportive, and were aware of his strong faith from a young age:
You can hear more from John Gerard Acton on Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan on Tuesday, while Galway Bay fm news will feature coverage of the ordination this evening as part of the 5pm news.
Moycullen welcomes home their Olympic Medallist this evening
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The community of Moycullen will be welcoming home their Olympic medal winning rower Fiona Murtagh this evening.
Fiona, alone with Furbo native Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe and Emily Hegarty won bronze in the Womens Fours event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the early hours of Wednesday Morning.
Fiona and her family will do a tour of the parish on a open top bus departing from Bushypark at 6:30 travelling on to the village for 6.45. From there it will head down the Tullokyne Rd and should pass Hurneys at approximately 6:55.
It will then proceed towards Knockferry, Collinamuck and should be on the Cloonabinnia Road by about 7:20. It will be back out on the N59 at Rinneen and they will travel back through Moycullen village again.
Due to current restrictions, there can be no further celebrations but will still be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get out and show their appreciation of her amazing achievement at the Tokyo Olympics.