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Turfcutters protest at Galway courthouse as trial date fixed for December

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A group of protestors carrying placards and banners staged a peaceful protest near the steps of Galway Courthouse again today, in support of four men facing trial in December for allegedly cutting turf in protected bogs in south Galway last year.

The men are the first to be prosecuted since the EU habitats directive imposed restrictions on turf cutting on 53 Irish bogs, which are designated Special Areas of Conservation.

Michael D’Arcy (43) from Ballycahill, Killimor, Padraic Byrne (57) from Main Street, Killimor, Pat McDonagh (43) from Portumna and Tony Porter (44) from Woodford, face prosecution under the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, in relation to alleged turf cutting at Clonmoylan Bog, near Killimor in south Galway on May 22nd, 23rd, and August 21st last year.

In court today, the men’s solicitor, Gearoid Geraghty said there would be three separate trials as there were three separate alleged incidents on three separate dates and each would take two to three days.

Mr Justice Raymond Groake listed the matter for trial on December 17.

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  • Commitments to end direct provision are “slipping”, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. It says the Government is already missing deadlines for short term commitments.
  • Galway City councillors have paved the way for an Aldi development at a site on the Monivea Road that has been derelict for almost 20 years. It’s on the site of the demolished Comer Machinery in 2005.
  • Frontline NHS workers have become some of the first people in the UK to receive their coronavirus booster jabs.
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National Broadband Ireland to host information event on rollout in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – National Broadband Ireland is to host a pop-up information event in Ballinasloe from tomorrow (Fri 17th).

The two day event will take place at Tesco Superstore in Menlo, Ballinasloe from 10am to 4pm.

The event aims to give the public an opportunity to learn about the national broadband plan, when high speed fibre broadband is coming to various areas in Galway and how households can get connected.

The NBI team will be on-hand to take registrations to enable future updates on the rollout in specific areas.

It comes as NBI currently has construction underway to bring fibre to 3,307 premises in the Ballinasloe intervention area.

These are in the townlands including Clontuskert, Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Liscapple, Aughrim, Carnakelly, Fohenagh, Riversdale, Dowras, Kiltormer, and Rosmore among others.

In total, there are 38,714 premises in the intervention area in county Galway, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools.

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UHG Has Second Highest Number of Patients on Trolleys In The Country

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: University Hospital Galway’s Emergency Department has the second highest number of patients waiting on trolleys at any ED across the country today.

According to the INMO’s trolley watch figures, there are 31 patients at the acute hospital’s Emergency Department in Galway city now awaiting beds.

UHG’s figure for emergency department patients awaiting beds is the second highest in the country, with only Cork University Hospital worse affected where 43 patients are on trolleys..

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