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Tuam historian says adoption scandal is not surprising

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tuam historian Catherine Corless says the emerging adoption scandal is not surprising.
It follows yesterday’s revelations of incorrectly recorded adoptions at St Patrick’s Guild in Cork.
The agency registered 126 couples as the birth parents of the children they were adopting, and nearly two thirds of these children were never told they were adopted.
Catherine Corless, who uncovered the mass grave at the former Tuam Mother and Baby home, says the latest revelations are no big surprise given what happened in Tuam.
As part of her work, she investigated possible illegal adoptions to the US and other countries.
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Inaugural Mary Robinson Climate Conference to be held in collaboration with University of Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The inaugural Mary Robinson Climate Conference will be held this summer in collaboration with University of Galway.

The event will include discussion sessions, presentations, and workshops in an effort to bring different academias together to share climate-related research.

the conference, held in conjuction with the Mary Robinson Centre, will take place on the 6th and 7th of July in county Mayo.

Dr Gordon Bromley explains what this conference will bring to the climate conversation,

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Approval for water sports facility in Newcastle in the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approval has been given for a water sports facility planned for Newcastle in the city

The project is led by University of Galway and would be located close to the Quincentennial Bridge along the bank of the River Corrib.

The proposed facility would include a gym, changing rooms, bathrooms, reception area, café, function room and a range of offices.

There’d also be a rowing storage shed and two floating platoons on the bank of the River Corrib, as well as a pedestrian and cyclist greenway.

City planners have now given the go-ahead for the project, with a number of conditions attached.

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Major step forward for new primary school campus in Athenry

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Galway bay fm newsroom – There’s been a major step foward in plans for a new primary school campus in Athenry.

Education Minister Norma Foley has announced her department is to acquire the former Presentation School site in the town.

She’s also confirmed that agreement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Tuam to transfer the Scoil Chroí Naofa site into their ownership.

This will allow for the redevelopment of both sites into a new campus that will amalgamate Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys National School.

Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon says this is a landmark moment for education in Athenry.

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