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The Joint City and County Co-ordination Group met this morning to discuss the latest precautionary measures to be implemented in advance of the arrival of Storm Lorenzo. Present at the meeting were members of Roads Department, Environment Department and other key staff from both Galway City Council and Galway County Council. Also present were members of the fire service, the Civil Defence and the HSE Ambulance Service. Topics covered at the meeting included an update on the current progress of Storm Lorenzo, as well as operations in relation to sandbags, car park closures and road closures.
Update from Galway City Council - 5.30pm Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019
The ‘Spiorad Shaidhbh’ Midsummer 5km Sponsored Walk in aid of the SCCUL Sanctuary takes place at 11.45am on Sunday June 23 at the Flaggy Shore in New Quay, Co. Clare. Spiorad Shaidhbh was founded in 2010 by the friends and family of the late Galwaywoman Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh, who died on Christmas night 2009 from pneumococcal meningitis.
The living memory of a young Oranmore woman who died after contracting meningitis eight years ago will be enhanced this Sunday (June 18) when the fifth of five wishes pledged in her honour will be furthered by a Midsummer Walk in the Park (Rinville Park) to raise funds for Sadhbh’s Wish No. 5 which is supporting COPE Galway.
Figures from COPE Galway’s Annual Report 2015 show an alarming rise in the number of people facing homelessness in Galway. One of the most striking features is the changing demographic of what was considered to be a ‘typical’ homeless person. Ann*, a well-spoken grandmother found herself in the shocking position of becoming homeless in her late 50s.
Times are tough for many living in our community. But the community really does care, and that care often turns to support for the work of COPE Galway, which is a local organisation working with a range of people such as those affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic violence, and older people living independently in their own homes.