Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Department of Defence has published a report into the disappearance of a soldier from the Aran Islands while on active duty in Lebanon in 1981.
20 year old Private Caomhán Seoighe from Inis Oirr, also known as Kevin Joyce, was just one week away from completing his tour of duty when he disappeared.
Private Caomhán Seoighe, from Inis Oirr, vanished along with Private Hugh Doherty when their observation post came under attack on April 27th, 1981.
Private Doherty was later found dead from gunshot wounds – while the Defence Forces believe Private Seoighe was killed shortly after his abduction.
However, his body was never recovered.
An independent review into the incident by retired High Court Judge Roderick Murphy has now been published by the Department of Defence.
For more on this story tune in at 2…
Refusal of Clifden housing development appealed to An Bord Pleanala
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The refusal of a housing development in Clifden has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
The project, led by TML Properties, would see 27 homes constructed at St. Anne’s Road on the north side of the town.
County planners turned down the proposals in October, citing concerns over the potential impact on the local habitat.
That decisions been appealed to An Bord Pleanala, with a decision due in March.
TD Mairéad Farrell calls for an election in place of planned Taoiseach handover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Mairéad Farrell is calling for an election, instead of the planned handover between Michael Martin and Leo Varadkar.
On December 17th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will return to the Taoiseach position, taking over from Micheal Martin, as part of the planned cabinet reshuffle.
Speaking on Galway Talks, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell says she thinks voters need to have their say: