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With almost ninety trafficked women selling sex in Galway, local politicians are asked to support new law
The Immigrant Council of Ireland is urging Galway TDs and senators to show their support for the publication of the heads of the Criminal Law [Sexual Offences] Bill 2014 which proposes wide ranging reforms of the current law.
I am probably the worst kind of voter that the enthusiastic canvassers could meet. I do not vote for a party, but for a personality, or for a candidate whom I feel will do a good job. I admire politicians. I know that ninety-nine per cent of them are motivated by public service, and genuinely believe that they can effect change. Some of them actually succeed in bringing about change; but it is a long, hard slog.
A former Athlone-based garda was named in the Dáil yesterday (May 15) as a second whistleblower to come forward in the wake of the Guerin Report.
Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, James Bannon, has welcomed the announcement that Longford District Court has been chosen as the new centralised court for custody cases in counties Longford and Westmeath.
John Sheahan, the Sinn Féin candidate in the Ballina Electoral area, has called for Swinford Courthouse to be handed over to the community following its closure in late 2013. Mr Sheehan said: "It was a sad day for the people of Swinford and surrounding areas when Swinford Courthouse held its last sitting in November 2013. The closure marked the end of an era as the service dated back to the middle of the 19th century. The loss of the court service means people now have to travel to Ballina for court sittings and has cost local business up to €250,000 in revenue annually. This closure could result in more job losses that Swinford can ill afford.”
The air ambulance service based in Custume Barracks, Athlone is to be extended until March, pending a decision on its long-term future.
The cost of policing the Corrib gas project has now reached €16 million.
The Mayor of Castlebar, Fine Gael councillor Noreen Heston, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, that the recruitment competition for An Garda Síochána has opened.
Castlebar Sinn Féin town councillor Thérese Ruane this week spoke out welcoming the news that a referendum on marriage equality is likely to take place in first half of 2015. Ruane has been a strong proponent of the introduction of marriage equality, and in October 2012 she proposed a motion at Castlebar Town Council calling for marriage equality for all regardless of race, religion, or sexuality, which was supported by the council, following which a letter was sent to Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter stating the council’s support for the motion.