Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD says the closure of the day centre at Aras Mhic Dara Nursing Home in Carraroe reneges on the Government’s commitment to rural communities.
Deputy Catherine Connolly says the resource is vital to the well-being of elderly residents in the South Connemara area – but is to remain closed for a month.
The Independent TD says the reason for the closure offered by the HSE is a lack of nurses to replace an absent staff member.
She says it’s extremely troubling that vulnerable elderly patients are being left without a service over staffing issues.
Deputy Connolly says the closure of such a vital service in the heart of the Gaeltacht is unacceptable.
Bishop Kelly praises Martin Drennan’s 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Bishop Brendan Kelly has praised the late Martin Drennan for his 54 years as “shepherd, teacher and pastor”.
Retired Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan passed away at the age of 78 last weekend.
His funeral will take place this afternoon at 1pm at the Cathedral.
Speaking at the reposal last evening at Galway Cathedral, Bishop Kelly, commended Bishop Drennan on his time served as priest and bishop.
County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.
The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.
Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.
Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.
Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.
Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.
East Galway to benefit from €169m Just Transition Fund
Galway Bay fm newsroom – East Galway is to benefit from a new €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland counties.
The fund was approved at Cabinet today, to support Ireland’s move away from fossil fuels.
Over the next decade, it’ll help generate new green jobs, stimulate enterprise, support sustainable tourism and restore damaged peatlands.
East Galway, Kildare, Laois, Longford, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath will all beneft from the fund.
Local Independent TD, Denis Naughten has been speaking to David Nevin.