Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a strong turnout at a city rally this afternoon being held in support of victims of sexual crime.
The rally, which got underway at the courthouse in the past hour, is one of a number of events taking place nationwide today.
Organisers says actions in Galway, Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Derry, Carlow and Limerick are in response to the acquittal of four men in the Belfast rape trial yesterday.
They’re angry at how the complainant was treated throughout the 9 week trial – feeling it will deter any future victims of rape from pursuing cases.
A large crowd turned out at Galway Courthouse this afternoon to voice their support for victims of all sexual crime.
Yellow flowers were handed out to all participants, and many carried signs with the slogan ‘I Believe Her.’
Plans for ‘habitable treehouse’ overlooking Killary Fjord in Connemara
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Plans have been lodged for a ‘habitable treehouse’ overlooking Killary Fjord in Connemara.
The commercial treehouse would be located on the grounds of the estate of the Killary Adventure Company.
The proposed treehouse is billed as a luxury escape from normal life for guests – and would accommodate up to four people.
It would be placed on poles planted in the ground, as the surrounding woodland is of limited height and unable to carry a house of the size planned.
It’d be designed to blend into the environment and be essentially invisible from the fjord while maintaining a view.
The application acknowledges the design has to be eco-conscious in construction and sustainable in operation.
It adds the treehouse should provide comfortable spaces to spend time – but the idea is to offer the guests the possibility to stay outside as much as possible.
County planners are due to make a decision in February.
N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar reopens following fatal road traffic collision
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- The N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar has reopened following a fatal road traffic collision yesterday afternoon.
The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 at approximately 12.45 pm.
The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.
The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.
The road has since reopened and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station at 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
Local MEP urges for Russia and Belarus to be banned from the Olympics
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A local MEP wants Russia and Belarus to be banned from the Olympics.
83 European Parliament members have written to the European Council President Charles Michel calling for Russian and Belarusian athletes to be banned.
The International Olympic Committee has indicated athletes from these countries could take part as neutral participants.
But Midland-North-West MEP Colm Markey says they shouldn’t be allowed to compete in the 2024 Olympics: