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Galway’s ranking in the national litter league tables, published by IBAL this week, has been branded “poor” with the city coming in 34th among the 40 urban areas surveyed. The city has plummeted from 21st place in the previous IBAL survey and only just managed to hold on to its grade of being clean to European norms.
Any service of remembrance for the women who died while in the former Magdalene Laundry in the city must include a civic service and an apology by the Mayor on behalf of Galway citizens.
The grave for Magdalene women in Bohermore Cemetery must have the names of those buried in it inscribed on the headstone, to at least provide some posthumous dignity to the deceased.
An important event occurred 360 years ago this week, which changed the fortunes of Galway town forever.
A fishing trip turned into tragedy earlier this week when a freak wave knocked two men into the cold waters of Lough Corrib and, despite a major search and rescue effort by local fishermen and a coastguard helicopter, one man lost his fight for life in hospital hours later.
Galway City Council decided this past week to remove a statue memorializing the women who lived, worked and, in some cases, died at the Sisters of Mercy Magdalene laundry in the city. Dedicated in March 2009, the Mick Wilkins statue was commissioned by the same city councilors who now seek to remove it. It is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bothár Breandan O Eithir, standing in full public view close to where the laundry institution once stood.
A sportsman, a good family man, and a distinguished lawyer who always put people’s needs first and foremost, these were just some of the heartfelt tributes paid at the Galway courthouse to local solicitor Jarlath McInerney who died following a fall at his home last Saturday.