Senator to raise Margaretta Darcy case in the Seanad this morning
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh is to raise the case of Margaretta Darcy with the Minister for Justice.
During the order of business Senator O Clochartaigh will ask Minister Shatter to clarify the circumstances around Ms Darcy’s detention and to ensure her health and welfare are being properly attended to.
The 79 year old anti-war campaigner was arrested at her home in Woodquay yesterday and was taken to Limerick prison to serve a sentence.
A three month suspended sentence handed down at Ennis District 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.
Meanwhile, the Galway Alliance Against War is to hold a demonstration in the city tomorrow demanding the release of city woman Margaretta D’Arcy.
The ‘Free Margaretta’ protest will take place outside the constituency office of Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan at Bothar na Long, New Docks at 1 tomorrow afternoon.
The group says it’s targetting the Labour Deputy’s office due to reneged pre-election commitments from Labour leader Eamon Gilmore regarding the use of Irish airspace.
Niall Farrell of Galway Alliance Against War told Galway Talks that Margaretta has refused to sign the bond for good reason.
Public meeting to unveil plans for new school for The Bish
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting will take place in the city next week to unveil detailed plans for a new school building for The Bish.
The project would see St Joseph’s Patrician College relocate from Nuns’ Island to a greenfield site at Dangan.
It’ll be adjacant to University of Galway and a planning application is expected next month.
The public meeting to discuss the plans will take place at the Ardilaun Hotel on Tuesday, March 28th, from 1pm until 8pm.
Speaking to Galway Talks, principal John Madden says the new school is badly needed at this point.
Polish Ambassador to visit Galway this weekend
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Polish Ambassador in Ireland, Anna Sochanska, is visiting Galway city this weekend (24+25/03).
Ms Sochanska is set to meet officials and attend the International Business Forum and Fair in Salthill on Saturday.
The event brings together businesses, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland.
The Polish Ambassador will also discuss student exchange and Polish Green technologies during her visit.
Call for major investment in healthcare to alleviate doctor shortage in Headford
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There is a call for major investment in healthcare in Headford, as the area faces a GP shortage.
Councillor Andrew Reddington has met with Community Healthcare West Chief Officer Breda Crehan Roche, as recruitment has begun to replace a retired GP in the town.
Councillor Reddington says there is demand for a primary healthcare centre in Headford, for people in surrounding areas as well as the town itself.
He states there is a national shortage of GPS and rural areas like Headford are the worst hit.