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Sentencing for sexual abuse in Letterfrack postponed

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Sentencing of a former Christian Brother for the sexual abuse of a boy in Letterfrack Industrial School in Connemara during the 1960’s, has been postponed to July.

72 year old Robert Doherty with an address at 266 Glenwood Estate, Dundalk, Co.Louth had denied six charges of indecently assaulting the boy between August 1965 and April 1967, when he appeared at Galway Circuit Criminal Court in March.

The jury found him guilty of indecently assaulting the victim and he was remanded on bail for sentence this week.

Judge Rory McCabe agreed to adjourn sentence to July.

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Irish Water launches public consultation on regional plan for North West Region

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Irish Water is beginning a public consultation on a draft Regional Water Resource plan for the North West Region

The plan will affect 210,000 Irish Water customers in county Galway, and aims to provide a more reliable water supply over the next 25 years.

The public consultation period will run until February 21st of next year – and plans are available to view on water.ie

Mairéad Conlon, Regional Water Resources Strategy Lead for Irish Water, outlines their plans for some of Galway’s regional water networks.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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