Galway Bay fm newsroom – Protests over the housing crisis are being planned for Galway and Cork in the spring.
It’s one of the initiatives from the Raise The Roof campaign and the Galway protest is planned to be in conjunction with a local authority meeting.
The campaign will request support from the local authorities for the creation of a legal right to housing and the greater provision of social housing.
These events are off the back of a protest outside Leinster House last October, which was attended by 15 thousand people.
Irish Congress of Trade Unions President Sheila Nunan says the regional protests could lead to a nationwide demonstration later this year, for more details tune in to FYI FGalway@5…
Macnas to welcome special visitor over Halloween
Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway is set to welcome a unique visitor over the Halloween weekend.
Macnas have announced that they are expecting the giant CON MÓR to emerge from the River Corrib.
Giant expert Marjorie Morrigan identified CON MÓR, a member of the Irish legends, Tuatha Dé Danann, as originating from an Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught.
CON MÓR was known to love all things nature, especially birds. Spectators are encouraged to bring feathers for CON MÓR when going to see him.
Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, tells us what we can expect from the giant,
First block laid in expansion at Western Alzheimers Respite Centre
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The first block has been laid today on a major multi-million euro expansion at the Western Alzheimers Centre in Ballindine.
The new complex will increase the number of beds from 12 to 20, and provide improve communal resident and visitor areas.
David Nevin has more.
HSE considering new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital
Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has expressed interest in creating new entrances to Merlin Park Hospital.
The matter was raised at a meeting of the Health Forum West by Councillor Declan McDonnell, who queried if it was under active consideration.
The HSE executive confirmed it was something they are mindful of, noting a particular need for a lighted junction as the hospital gets busier.
Councillor McDonnell feels it’s something that’s needed sooner rather than later.