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A public meeting in Castle Park has heard objections from local residents to new houses planned for the area being allocated to members of the Traveller community.
AFTER A year of increased audience numbers and new partnerships, Galway Arts Centre’s visual art programme is looking to an exciting 2019 with new exhibitions, artists’ residencies and collaborations.
Ten internationally recognised human rights are being breached on a daily basis on the Traveller sites and group housing schemes in the city and county, a major new survey will reveal tomorrow when it is unveiled in Galway.
The Government must declare the housing crisis “a national emergency” and put in place “concrete measures to house people in need”, People Before Profit Galway has declared ahead of a public meeting on the issue.
Last Friday, Galway City Museum was successfully taken over by a group of young Travellers from Galway City for Takeover Day 2017. This was the second year the museum has been involved in Takeover Day, a Kids in Museums initiative that celebrates young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, heritage sites and other cultural venues. It’s a day on which young people are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum.
If there is a protest, a march, a meeting, or some kind of political event going on in Galway city, you can be sure to see him there. Wherever there is a progressive or protest body, group, or organisation, he has probably helped found it, is an active member, or at the very least plays a role in supporting it.
This week, the Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) withdrew from the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (LTACC), which oversees the implementation of the Traveller Accommodation Plan 2014-2018 for Galway city. The committee members include Galway city council officials, local elected representatives, and Traveller representatives.
Galway Traveller Movement have this week welcomed the recognition of Traveller ethnicity enacted through a Dail statement by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny on March 1. It was an historic day for the Traveller community that released a torrent of emotions from the community in Galway City and County. Although it was a week of mixed emotions, given the deferment of a decision on Traveller housing in the city, the group were in celebratory mood at the arrival of a keystone moment in their long battle to have their ethnicity recognised officially.
Cllr Mike Cubbard has said he will not support plans to install a temporary halting site on a site owned by Galway City Council in Westside if this comes before the Galway City Council later this month.
A fifth year student from Coláiste an Eachréidh who picked up three awards and a Coláiste Mhuirlinne student from the city who marked his second prize-winning appearance were among the Galway winners at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which took place in Dublin last weekend.