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Parents of Donal Walsh to speak at Ballinasloe awareness event

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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.

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Galway public share favorite movies as 34th Film Fleadh gets underway tomorrow

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Galway bay fm newsroom – For the first time in three years, the Galway Film Fleadh returns in-person from tomorrow.

This year promises a packed programme of the very best of Irish and international cinema, with 80 feature films to play over the coming days.

A full programme of events can be found at GalwayFilmfleadh.com.

With the festival getting underway tomorrow, Aisling Bolton-Dowling has been asking people in Galway about their favorite movies.

Photo by Krists Luhaers on Unsplash

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Call for sexual and domestic violence liaison officer in Co Council Housing Section

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council management has been asked to add a Domestic Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Liaison Officer to the Council’s Housing Section.

The motion calling for the appointment of a Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Liaison Officer officer to the Co Council’s housing section was tabled by Independent Councillor, Dr Evelyn Parsons and seconded by Councillor Geraldine Donohue.

Councillor Parsons said that domestic, sexual and gender-based violence is at an all-time high in County Galway.

Councillor Parsons said that key findings from a review of accommodation for victims of domestic violence confirm the need for more refuge provisions.

Councillor Parsons said that actions have to be rolled out to deal with this situation and she called for zero tolerance to tackle what she termed this shadow pandemic of domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence within County Galway and throughout the country.

The motion calling for a liaison officer to deal with the situation in the County Council’s Housing section was unanimously supported by Councillors.

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Galway public urged to give blood as stocks critically low

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The Galway public are being urged to give blood as stocks are now critically low.

Donors can visit GiveBlood.ie to register their details and will be contacted when a clinic is taking place in their area.

Paul McKinney is Operations Direct at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

Speaking to Galway Talks, he says they’re currently at less than six days supply.

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