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With almost ninety trafficked women selling sex in Galway, local politicians are asked to support new law

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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.

One thousand take part in Spiddal ‘Slán le Séan’ Irish language rights march

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More than 1,000 people took part in a three mile march last Sunday to highlight the Government’s failure to provide necessary services through the medium of Irish in the Gaeltacht.

New Coimisinéir Teanga welcomed despite reservations by Conradh na Gaeilge

Conradh na Gaeilge has welcomed the announcement that Rónán Ó Domhnaill has been installed as the new language commissioner this week. However, the organisation has strongly criticised the Government for failing to implement the recommendations of the current commissioner.

NUI Galway project to help us understand EU policies

An NUI Galway project, led by INSIGHT will offer Europeans the opportunity to understand key EU policies and issues. The project, an EU Commission eGovernment project aims to give Europeans a voice in policy creation.

Westport councillors attend European congress to keep up their fight for retention of town councils

A cross-party delegation from Westport Town Council were in Strasbourg this week to attend the 25th Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Fine Gael’s Cllr Myles Staunton, Fianna Fáil Cllr Margaret Adams, and Labour Cllr Keith Martin attended the congress to continue the council’s lobbying for the retention of town councils which are due to be abolished when their current term ends next summer. While the councillors were in Strasbourg the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe published a report on local democracy in Ireland from its monitoring committee, which called on the Irish Government to ensure the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected.

Westport town councillors to attend European Congress

Westport town councillors are to attend the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe which will take place on October 30.

Local academics appointed to Law Reform Commission

Two Galwegians, Tom O’Malley and Donncha O’Connell, both academics at NUI Galway, have been appointed to the Law Reform Commission.

Housing and its place in the financial crisis to be discussed at city conference

Housing is at the root of the global financial crisis – but it is also at the heart of personal, social and community development. Resolving the conflict between these approaches, nationally and internationally, is a core element of contemporary housing law and policy and the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy at NUI Galway has announced an international conference exploring this challenge.

Ahascragh senator welcomes cross-party support on gendercide motion

A Galway politician has welcomed cross-party support for his private members’ motion on gendercide which was debated in the Seanad yesterday (Wednesday).

Youth council welcomes call for ‘Mosquito’ alarm ban

A call by the Council of Europe to ban the ‘Mosquito’ electronic alarm device used as a deterrent to anti-social behaviour has been welcomed by The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). According to Clodagh O’Brien of the youth council, the use of the Mosquito reflected badly on local authorities and private companies “who appear to think it is acceptable to negatively stereotype all young people because of the actions of a few”.

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