Galway Bay fm newsroom – Up to 50 protestors have gathered in the city this lunchtime calling for the release of Galway anti-war campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy.
The 79 year was arrested at her home in Woodquay in the city on Wednesday and taken to Limerick Prison.
A three month suspended sentence handed down at Ennis Court in December was activated after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon Airport.
Gardai are monitoring the demonstration which is taking place outside the constituency office of Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan at Bothar na Long, New Docks.
Protests will also take place in Dublin and Limerick today.
Margaretta D’Arcy’s son Finn Arden is among those taking part in the city protest.
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.