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Turfcutters to mark anniversary of Clonmoylan bog stand-off

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Galway bay fm newsroom – South Galway turfcutters are to mark a stand-off which took place between Clonmoylan raised bog owners and the Gardai this time last year.

The dispute over bog machinery took place on the special area of conservation bogland outside Woodford this day (June 21) last year over alleged illegal turfcutting.

The clampdown was carried out on behalf of the National Parks and Wildlife Service due to an EU directive which bans cutting on 53 such raised boglands nationwide.

Thirteen of these sites are wholly or partly located in Galway.

The Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bogs Action Group is marking the stand-off with a commemoration dance in Killimor tomorrow night at 9.30 (June 22) at Treacy’s bar.

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.

Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.

Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.

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Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.

The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast

The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm

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