Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Agriculture Minister is being urged to take steps to ensure young people from farming backgrounds across Galway stay in agriculture.
The matter has been raised in the Seanad by Independent Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh.
He says access to infrastructure, broadband, health care and education are posing problems for young people, who tend to leave farming behind due to these constraints.
Speaking in the Seanad, Senator O’Clochartaigh said steps need to be taken to ensure staying in farming is an option for the younger generation.
Dublin, Cork and Galway record highest number of serious injuries on Irish roads
From Galway Bay Fm newsroom- Dublin, Cork and Galway had the highest number of serious injuries on Irish roads in the three year period up to 2020
That’s according to a new study from the Road Safety Authority, examining traffic collisions from 2017 to 2020.
There were 9 serious injuries for every fatality on Irish roads, over a four year period.
Meanwhile, EU research revealed that one third of serious injury victims suffered lifelong disabilities.
Galway TD concerned poor quality of Eir network impacting National Broadband Plan
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD has expressed concerns in the Dáil over how the quality of the Eir network could be impacting on the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan.
Galway East Deputy Sean Canney was contributing to a debate on the seven year plan, which is currently well behind schedule.
He said for many people, the pandemic has made clear the urgent need for reliable, high-speed connectivity for both home and work purposes.
Speaking in response, Minister Ossian Smyth admitted that in some areas, the quality of the Eir network falls short of what had been expected.
NUIG professor appointed to panel reviewing children’s social care services in Northern Ireland
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A professor at NUI Galway has been appointed to a special panel to review children’s social care services in Northern Ireland.
Health Minister in the NI Executive, Robin Swann, has confirmed that Professor Pat Dolan will join the panel, with the review to begin next month.
Over a 16 month period, it’ll engage with parents, children and young people, as well as those working within the services, to assess the current model under a a wide range of criteria.
Professor Dolan is Director of the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, and UNESCO Chair at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway.