Galway Bay fm newsroom – The parents of the late Donal Walsh will be guest speakers at an event in Ballinasloe this evening to raise awareness about services to support people with depression.
It’s being organised by Galway East Life Support and is supported by the GAA, FAI, IRFU, IFA and Teagasc.
It’s aimed at highlighting the supports available to people affected by depression, self-harm and suicide.
Fionnbar and Elma Walsh, who lost their son Donal to cancer and Suicide Prevention Officer for the West, Mary O’ Sullivan will speak at the event.
It gets underway at Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe at 7 o’ clock this evening.
New Mayor of Galway Collette Connolly aims to make Galway a more inclusive city for all citizens
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The new Mayor of Galway Collette Connolly is aiming to make Galway a more inclusive city for all citizens
The Independent councillor from City Central was elected in the last half hour through an established voting pact
Her district colleague and fellow Independent Mike Cubbard handed over his chains at the AGM of Galway City Council held in Leisureland
Junior Heritage Minister to visit Connemara National Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Junior Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan will visit Connemara National Park tomorrow for a number of engagements.
Minister Noonan will visit the National Park Visitor Centre in Letterfrack at 11.30 tomorrow morning
He will meet the staff and then launch the Cladoir Sheep Conservation Project.
Cladoir, or ‘shore dweller’ sheep, were believed extinct in 1995, but the NPWS has worked with local farmers and Teagasc to regenerate the breed.
They have assembled 56 of the remaining Cladoir. The Minister will also view Tamworth Pigs and Irish Moiled cattle.
Connemara National Park receives over 200,000 visitors a year, and the Minister will also view proposed capital infrastructure projects, visit Newfoundland Wood, and view archaeological sites of importance.
Sean Cadden and Tom King, joint chairpersons of the Cladoir Sheep Preservation Committee, and Chief Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service Michael MacDonagh will accompany Minister Noonan
New County Cathaoirleach Peter Keaveney says more council funding is key priority
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The new Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Peter Keaveney says securing more funding for the local authority is a key priority for his year in office
The Ballinasloe area Fine Gael Councillor has just been elected, under an established voting pact, at the county council AGM being held in Glenamaddy this afternoon
He’ll succeed Athenry-Oranmore area Independent Councillor James Charity in the chair
Cathaoirleach Keaveney spoke to our reporter Paul Hyland just after his election – tune in on the hour to hear what he has to say
Meanwhile, a new Mayor of Galway will be elected later this afternoon, also through an established voting pact
Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, will hand over his chains of office at the AGM of Galway City Council being held in Leisureland this afternoon at 4.
It’s expected he’ll be succeeded in the role by his constituency colleague, Independent Councillor Collette Connolly.