O’Reilly calls for Yes vote in divorce referendum

The four year waiting period for couples who are divorcing is “causing real financial and emotional pressure” at a “very stressful and uncertain time”, often “accelerating conflict between ex partners”. This is the view of Green Party Galway City West candidate Pauline O’Reilly, who is calling for a Yes vote…

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Green party to host city meeting on impact of plastic waste in Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting on the impact of plastic pollution in Galway will be hosted by the Green Party in city tomorrow. Green Party leader, Deputy Eamon Ryan and Galway West party candidate Pauline O’Reilly will host a discussion on how the issue is affecting Galway…

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City public meeting on Fossil Free Futures

A public gathering on Fossil Free Futures will be held at 6 this evening in the Kitchen at the City Museum. Green Party Galway West candidate, Pauline O’Reilly will host the event which will include talks from the activist group Not Here Not Anywhere whose goal is to put a…

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Green Party bill aims to tackle Galway vacant houses figure

The Green Party is launching a new bill which aims to tackle vacancy and dereliction in Galway’s housing stocks. There are over 9,600 vacant houses across the city and county – 12% of the total housing stock. The Green Party says this represents 27 empty homes for every one person…

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Pauline O’Reilly to run for Greens in Galway West

In the aftermath of the 2016 General Election numerous politicians and political pundits continually warned, "There will be an election in six months". Some 20 months have passed in the meantime, with 2019 still being the likeliest date when voters will next go to the polls. However political parties are…

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Green Party calls on Government to prioritise Connemara greenway

The Green Party is calling for the Connemara greenway to be made a priority by the government. The party has made a submission to the Department of Transport, asking that the project be pushed to the top of the agenda. It says greenways should be an instrumental part of Galway’s…

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Major increase in number of home-schooled children across Galway

There’s been a significant rise in the number of Galway children being home-schooled over the past five years. Figures from Child and Family Agency Tusla show there were forty eight children across the county on the home education register in 2011. By the end of last year, that figure had…

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Learning at home in a class of its own

Pauline O’Reilly’s son Finn was four when he announced that he didn’t want to go to ‘school school’. He’d been attending Montessori, where “everybody was lovely and kind”, according to his mother, but he had never settled, was constantly tired and was not looking forward to ‘big school’. “A lot…

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Unschooling in Galway – one family on its experience of teaching at home

‘Mum, I don’t want to go to school!” We’ve all heard it at some stage. However, when Pauline O’Reilly’s young son Finn made the announcement, she decided that she was going to take him seriously and keep him at home. The Galway family is now home educating , using a…

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