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TUAM ARCHBISHOP RE-AFFIRMS CONCERNS ON ABORTION LEGISLATION

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The Archbishop of Tuam says he is fearful of what he terms the ‘suicide clause’ in the protection of life during pregnancy bill.

Michael Neary made the comments at the launch of the Mayo suicide liaison project which took place in Ballyheane last evening. (Fri.June 14th)

The protection of life during pregnancy bill 2013 was published this week and restates the general prohibition on abortion in Ireland.

In his speech last evening, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary, said the inclusion of a ‘suicide clause’ in the proposed bill could have the effect of normalising it.

In doing so, he added, the state could be seen as legitimising it and thereby sending mixed signals to young people who are most at risk.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Neary says the experience of priests and others working in the community suggests that increasing numbers of older people are seeing suicide as an escape from isolation or loss of independence from old age.

He says a key to reducing the numbers of people who die through suicide to increase our capacity as individuals and a community to identify those at risk and to assist them in finding appropriate help.

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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
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Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

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Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

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