Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad seat left vacant by former Connemara Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh has been filled by anti-Brexit campaigner and unionist, Ian Marshall.
Former Sinn Féin senator O’ Clochartaigh resigned from the Seanad earlier this year to take up a role as Communications Manager with TG4.
The polls closed this morning and counting of votes got underway with Ian Marshall, who’s a former President of the Ulster Farmer’s Union, elected after the fourth count to Trevor O’ Clochartaigh’s old seat.
A by-election was also held to find a replacement for Labour’s Denis Landy, who resigned from the Seanad late last year on health grounds.
Former Fine Gael T.D for Kildare North, Anthony Lawler has been voted in to take that seat.
Only TDs and senators are eligible to vote in Seanad by-elections.
Eight Friends from Galway and Dublin are bidding to run 200Km coast to coast for the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
Eight friends have undertaken a major challenge to run 200Km from Oranmore to Dublin with the hope of raising €200,000 in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.
The eight men are friends Brian, Daragh, Henry, Ger, Paul, Stephen, Damien and Shane and they left Oranmore at 6am this morning.
They plan to run through the night and arrive in Dublin at some time tomorrow morning.
Members of Irish Wheelchair Association will be waiting to greet and congratulate them when they arrive in Dublin.
The leader is Henry Fleming from Dublin.
He spoke to John Mulligan who first asked him about the run and also asked whose idea it was to go Coast to Coast
Donations can be made directly to their page at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/TheCoast2CoastPFUltraRun
Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects
Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.
Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.
Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.
While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.
Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:
Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway
The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15
The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.
The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.
Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.