Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over one in ten callers to a national helpline for victims of abuse in the first six months of this year were from County Galway.
The majority of callers to Connect Counselling reported abuse in the family home.
Connect Counselling is a HSE-run service which provides a free out-of-hours helpline for abuse survivors.
In the first six months of this year, 312 people contacted the service from County Galway.
Of these, 50% were under 50 years old, and just over one third were men.
40% of Galway callers say they experienced abuse in the family home, while a further 20% were subjected to institutional abuse.
Nationally, almost 70% of the 2,600 callers to contact the service so far this year reporter being physically, sexually or emotionally abused.
Service Manager Theresa Merrigan says there’s been a high volume of calls from Galway and the West following the Tuam mother and baby home controversy.
Cornamona teenager’s film which scooped British award to be aired on TG4
Galway By fm newsroom – The short film which scooped a British award for Cornamona teenager Katie Feerick is to receive its premiere on TG Ceathar tomorrow evening
The ‘See Yourself On Screen’ challenge called on young people aged 4 to 18 to create their own idea for a mini-TV show for the future, with winners seeing their show made with the help of a team of professionals and premiered on national television.
The challenge is a pan-industry initiative, in funded by the UK government and led by the British Film Institute alongside a collective of industry partners and broadcasters including TG Ceathar
14 year old Katie was mentored for the project by TG Ceathar journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail, and the award winning film will be aired on the Irish language channel tomorrow evening at 4.40
Katie won the judges over with her film ‘Eachtraí Le Coróin’, or Coronavirus Events, in which a time capsule from 2021 is discovered while a tree is being planted during an international day to commemorate COVID-19 75 years from now, in the year 2096
1,725 new cases of COVID-19 nationally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Professor of Health Systems from DCU says the government should have introduced more effective measures before reopening.
The Department of Health has reported 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today.
As of 8am today, 473 people were hospitalised, 97 of which are in ICU.
Anthony Staines, says ventilation and contact tracing should have been improved before restrictions were eased – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour.
Water supply returning to normal in Knocknacarra and Barna
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Water supply is returning to normal this teatime in Knocknacarra and Barna
Irish Water and city council crews repaired the burst to the water main from Clifton Hill in Galway City to Tonabrucky Reservoir
Normal water supply is returning but it typically takes two to three hours following repairs for fully restore supply to all customers affected by an emergency outage.
To ensure the safety of the public and crews carrying out the repairs to the burst, traffic management continues to be in place until road reinstatement works are completed
As a result, Letteragh Road remains closed between beyond Sliabh Rua and Tonabrucky Cross until 6 this evening