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A public meeting over the appropriateness of the Roman Catholic Church’s continuing involvement in the running of schools and hospitals in the State, takes place in Galway this evening.
The distressing scenes recently of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, the European response to the migrant crisis, and questions about Ireland's Direct Provision system, have raised serious questions around racism, borders, and political responses.
While children are separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, and the Italy's refusal to accept the migrant rescue ship Aquarius highlights the divisions over migration in the EU, Galway gets set to mark World Refugee Day at an uncertain time.
A racist incident reporting card has been launched by the Galway Anti Racism Network in response to what is says are "countless incidents of racial abuse and assault" in the city.
Homeowners and SMEs throughout the State are “living in fear” that their loans will be sold to vulture funds, which has raised fears of “mortgage holders being thrown to the wolves if such a sale was allowed to proceed”.
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.
So when is the next General Election? For 18 months after the 2016 poll we were told "There'll be an election in six months." The Government came perilously close to collapse just before Christmas, but now? It seems an election is further away, rather than coming down the tracks fast.
A protest march from Salthill to Galway city centre, as part of a wider campaign to end the "horror" and "infantalising" of the Direct Provision system for asylum seekers, is set to take place later this month.
By late Tuesday morning there was little point in political anoraks hashtagging their Tweets with #GE17 anymore - unless they were tweeting along the lines of 'Well that's #GE17 averted then' - after Frances Fitzgerald resigned as Tánaiste, and spared the State a Christmas General Election.
A total of 18.6 per cent of people living in Galway identify as “non-Irish” according the Migration and Diversity report, published by The Central Statistics Office, making Galway possibly the most multicultural city in Ireland.