Galway Bay fm newsroom – 4 incidents of alleged racism were recorded in Galway between July and September this year, according to new report on racism in Ireland.
The first quarterly report of iReport.ie has been launched by the European Network Against Racism In Ireland.
The report reveals that two-thirds of victims who reported to iReport.ie say they won’t report an incident to Gardaí due to a lack of confidence.
The survey also found that black Africans, Irish travellers, Muslims, Roma, Asians and Irish people belonging to ethnic and religious minorities are all targets of racism.
Since its launch on the 11th of July this year, the organisation says it logged more than one incident per day.
4 incidents were reported in Galway in the three months since the survey was launched.
One of the Galway victims claimed they were spat at in the street by strangers on several occasions and that this was a common occurrence in the city.
One incident allegedly involved being directly spat upon in a Garda station by a member of the force.
Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.
The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.
It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.
But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.
Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt
The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply
The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.
The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.
It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards
Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.
The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.
The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.
The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.