Galway City Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting 25th February 2020
The Galway City Joint Policing Committee wishes to inform you that a public meeting will be held on:
Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020 Venue: Knocknacarra Community Centre Time: 7.00pm
The Joint Policing Committee consists of members of An Garda Siochána, Elected members of Galway City Council, Oireachtas Members representing Galway City, Officials of Galway City Council and Community Representatives. The Function of the Joint Policing Committee is to serve as a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of Galway City.
The Joint Policing Committee welcomes the Public’s views on items for discussion. It is proposed that the discussion would focus on the strategic goals as outlined in the Galway City Joint Policing Committee 4 year Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020 as follows:
Strategic Goal 1 – To Promote the Safety of All Road Users in Galway City;
Strategic Goal 2 – To Enhance Community Safety Responses in Galway City with a view to crime prevention;
Strategic Goal 3 – To Reduce and prevent anti-social behavior in Galway City;
Strategic Goal 4 – To support Community Engagement Models of Practice in Galway City.
Members of the public are invited to attend the public meeting on February 20th, to express their views and any person affected by the policing of Galway City may put questions to the Joint Policing Committee on general policing matters affecting the policing of Galway City.
All questions concerning the policing of Galway City should be submitted in writing to reach the Administrator of the Joint Policing Committee no later than Tuesday 11th February 2020 by post or email and must include the name and address of the person submitting the question, which will not be published.
Post to: Email:
JPC Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Community & Culture
Galway City Council
Those who require alternative arrangements for the submission of questions may contact the following number (091)536406.
The public is advised that in some circumstances, for legal reasons, it may not be possible to answer specific questions for example:
Information that may relate to a specific investigation
Information that relates to an individual
Information received by An Garda Siochána or the Local Authority in confidence
Galway West Candidates Invited to Sign #EVG Manifesto My Values = My Vote 31st January 2020
A range of local organisations including Galway City Community Network, Galway City Partnership, Galway Traveller Movement, AMACH LGBT Galway, Cope Galway, Threshold Galway, the Bridge Project, the Disability Federation of Ireland, Access for All and the Galway Anti Racism Network are working collaboratively to call on all candidates in the General Election 2020 to ensure equality and inclusion.
Adopting the values of Community, Decency and Participation, #EqualityVotesGalway has developed a manifesto calling on all candidates standing for the national election to ensure equality is at the heart of their representation.
The manifesto contains a request for pledges under five headings:
Social Inclusion, Local Development and Community Development;
Housing and Accommodation;
Climate Action, Recreation and Amenity;
Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, and;
The consortium has organised an event to which all GE2020 candidates in the Galway West constituency have been invited.
The event will be live streamed by Galway Politics Live and will take place on Friday the 31st of January between 1 – 3 pm in The Harbour Hotel, Galway.
The General Elections 2020 #EVG Manifesto is available for download below.
In advance of General Election 2020 ILMI are hosting a series of hustings across the country (see further details at the links below). Developed in conjunction with Leaders in each area the events aim to put disability rights firmly back on the agenda.
The Galway event will be held on the 4th of February in the Connacht Hotel from 7pm to 9pm.
Marian Maloney, member of ILMI and Galway Activism, explains “It is vital that people attend these events in person and explain to the candidates themselves what it is really like to live with a disability in 2020. Nobody can speak for us but ourselves. We know what we need and this is our opportunity as voters and citizens to say it”.
All of these public events, including the Galway one, are free and open to everyone who wants to hear how our political candidates will respond to the social, economic, and political rights and needs of disabled people.
If you are a person with a disability, family member, friend, supporter or interested member of the public please come along.
For more information on the ILMI General Election 2020 position please see the ILMI Election Manifesto below.
If you would like further information on any of the above events then do please let ILMI know at email@example.com or by calling Susan on 086 1712648.
All the ILMI hustings:
• 30 January: Clare, Temple Gate Hotel, 10.30am - 1pm
• 3rd February: Offaly, Tullamore Court Hotel, 11am - 1pm
• 4th February: Donegal, Radisson Letterkenny, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, in partnership with Donegal CIL
• 4th February: Galway West, Connacht Hotel, 7pm - 9pm
• 5th February: Galway East, Loughrea Hotel, 11.30am - 1pm, in partnership with the IWA
• 6th February: Cork, Glen Resource Centre, 11am - 1pm
INOU General Election Manifesto Press Release: 23rd January 2020
The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) has published their election manifesto for General Election 2020, which is available here.
The headline unemployment figures have improved since the last time the country had a General Election in 2016. But unemployment is still an issue that many people experience and have to live through and deal with its consequences.
In particular if people are distanced from the labour market because of their employment status, the area they live in, the community they are from, their family status, their gender, their age or that they have a disability. The reality is that trying to manage on a social welfare payment, while seeking a decent job, is a challenge that requires good supports and services.
To that end the INOU is calling on the incoming government to address particular issues under the headings of adequate income, supportive employment services, activation programmes, access to decent work and community based organisations.